(Amaranthus hypochondriacus) Originating with the Ancient Aztecs. Hardy plant to 1m with both leaf & grain used in salads, and cooked dishes. Higher in protein (18%) than wheat or rice. Easy to grow being drought, heat and pest resistant. 110-150 days
When grown as a green manure crop, plants are best dug back into the soil when the leaves are still fresh & green. Should plants begin to flower prior to this time, the tops should be cut off & then the plant dug in. Allow the green manure to break down in the soil for up to 4 weeks before planting any vegetables.
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