Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE

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Amaranth (tricolor) is native to Peru. It?s used as a pseudo-cereal which means that it does not belong to the same food group as true grains but has similar nutritional properties.

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Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE 

Amaranth (tricolor) is native to Peru. It’s used as a pseudo-cereal which means that it does not belong to the same food group as true grains but has similar nutritional properties. The seeds of the amaranth are a gold or yellow colour, whereas the micro-greens that grow from the seeds are a copper-red colour and can be harvested once they are 6-7 cm in height.

Cultivation Advice  Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE 

  • A simple container with drainage holes or seed tray is ideal.
  • A small amount of compost or blotting / kitchen paper can be utilised.
  • The seeds are best in a warm sunny location for germination (Greenhouse in summer / sow facing draft free windowsill)
  • Soak seeds in water for 4-8 hours and scatter them in a thick layer on growing medium pressing them firmly down.
  • Water thoroughly and cover with wet newspaper.
  • Water once per day through the newspaper until the sprouts push up the paper (2-4 days), then remove the paper.
  • Harvest at 6-7cm in height with scissors, rinse, shake dry and store excess sprouts in fridge in sealed bag or container.