|How to Grow & Harvest Amaranth|
When to Plant
Sow seeds early in the season and cover lightly with soil. If you're direct sowing, make sure you do so after the threat of frost has passed and the soil has begun to warm up. Generally, amaranth germinates well when the soil has reached at least 60 degrees F., but is not warmer than 90 degrees F.
How to Plant
Amaranth prefers warm climates, and needs full sun. Water them during dry periods, or once or twice a week as needed. You can also fertilize once or twice during the growing season.
When to Harvest
Amaranth is ready to harvest, when it has reached at least 1-2 feet tall and shows strong stems and blooms. The flowers are long lasting and will last from summer until the first frost.
The flowers are delicious to eat steamed or sauteed, and the greens can be cut and used as greens.