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Red Amaranthus Seeds

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Growing tips for Red Amaranthus
1. Start Red Amaranthus seeds indoors about 10 weeks before the last expected frost in your area.
2. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep in a tray filled with moist, sterile seed-starting mix.
3. Keep the soil moist but not soggy and place the tray in a warm spot with plenty of light.
4. Thin out seedlings to 4 inches apart when they have their 2nd set of true leaves.
5. Transplant outdoor when the danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm.
6. Plant the seedlings 12 inches apart in a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
7. Water the plants regularly, especially during dry spells.
8. Fertilize the plants with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks.
9. Harvest the seed heads when they turn brown and store them in a cool, dry place.
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Red Amaranth Seeds
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Organic Red Amaranth Seeds

Plant Specifications

  • Common Names: Red spinach, Pigweed amaranth, Chinese spinach
  • Sunlight: Requires full sunlight (6-8 hours daily)
  • Watering: Regular but ensure soil is not soggy
  • Temperature: Thrives between 18°C - 32°C
  • Soil: Prefers organic, well-drained soil
  • Fertilizer: Balanced organic fertilizer; pH of 6 to 7

Benefits of Red Spinach

Red spinach is celebrated not just for its bold color but for its multifaceted health benefits:

  • Anemia Treatment: Rich in iron, red spinach effectively combats anemia.
  • Kidney Health: Consuming the stalks helps cleanse and support kidney health.
  • Vision Support: High in Vitamin C and other nutrients that are crucial for eye health and can mitigate age-related vision problems.
  • Diabetes Management: Its high protein content helps regulate insulin levels and curb hunger pangs.
  • Weight Management: The dietary fiber in red spinach boosts metabolism, assisting in weight management.
  • Fever Reduction: Traditionally used to lower body temperature during fevers.
  • Energy Booster: Gallic acid in the plant keeps energy levels robust.
  • Hair and Skin Health: Provides essential minerals for hair pigmentation and strength, and offers anti-aging benefits for the skin.
  • Heart and Hypertension Aid: Contains phytonutrients that regulate blood pressure and reduce heart stress.
  • Cancer Prevention: Antioxidants and flavonoids in red spinach help prevent the proliferation of cancer cells.

Planting and Care for Red Amaranth

Sowing Red Amaranth Seeds

  • Timing: Sow in late spring when the soil has warmed up. Germination is enhanced by a slight dip in nighttime temperatures.
  • Method: Direct sow small seeds in grow bags or garden beds to a depth of 1–2 cm, spacing them 10 to 12 inches apart.

Harvesting Red Spinach

  • Harvesting: Begin harvesting leaves 20-30 days after sowing. Cut plants about 6-10 inches above the ground for regrowth.

Precautions While Growing Red Spinach

  • Moisture Control: Keep soil evenly moist and mulch to maintain cool soil temperature.
  • Pest Management: Use floating row covers to protect from aphids and leaf miners. Maintain good air circulation by spacing plants 6 inches apart.

Common Problems and Solutions

  • Damping-off: Ensure well-drained soil and avoid overly damp conditions.
  • Nitrogen Deficiency: Apply compost tea regularly and incorporate aged compost into soil biennially.
  • Bolting: Time planting to harvest before temperatures reach 80°F.
  • Pest Control: Use insecticidal soaps for aphids and diatomaceous earth for flea beetles. Handpick armyworms.

Our Red Amaranth Seeds are ideal for those who appreciate the beauty and health benefits of growing their own red spinach plant. Known for its versatile uses in cooking and natural medicine, Amaranthus red is a garden must-have.