It’s been three weeks since I planted my Amaranth seeds. I’ve watched them germinate and grow. And I have loved every minute of it.
The amaranth is getting quite big. This week saw the leaves doubling in size. Compare this to week 2 (they were under a different grow light in the following photo).
The largest leaves are now about the size of my palm. A bit too small to start harvesting if you want to do a continual harvesting method. Maybe next week.
I love the colors that are developing on the leaves. The red is a lot less red than I expected; from the top the leaves look like a dark purple or burgundy hue. When you view them from underneath however, they are a very vivid blood red.
Have you grown amaranth before? Did you eat it in salads, or prefer to use it medicinally? Let me know in the comments below.
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I tried to grow amarath using Kratky and the standard blend but they did not take. What fertilizer mix and ratio did you use?
I use General Hydroponics Maxigro at the recommended ratios. When I first start the seedlings they are usually in plain water, and will use the standard (or slightly diluted) strength Maxigro whenever I need to start topping up the containers (usually that’s about 1-2 weeks into seedling growth).