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Guide To Growing Micro Greens (Amaranth)

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Standard: (translucent green, slightly bluish stems)
Red Garnet Amaranth(translucent violet)
Moderately Difficult: grow in warmth
Seeding:Approx 1 Oz. for a 10"x20" Tray
Seed Presoak: No
Growing Medium: hydroponic, soil
Preferred Medium: hydroponic
Blackout Time: 5-6 days
Germination Rate: high
Germination Time: 2 to 3 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 8 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommended
Micro Greens Flavor: mild, earthy

Amaranth is a very small, delicate microgreen that prefers warmer growing conditions, so find a nice warm spot for germination and growing. It can also be sensitive to too much direct light. It does not grow tall, so expect very small greens that will need to be harvested close to the root line and rinsed well. It does equally well grown hydroponically or in soil. It can sometimes be a litle more challenging to grow well. It's striking colors make it a great garnish or an addition to any micro greens salad.