How to Grow Amaranth Microgreens

Posted in Education on January 25, 2021

Amaranth microgreens are among farmers top 5 most favorite micro veggies to grow. It's a delicious, gluten-free grain that provides a lot of protein and fiber as well as micronutrients. It reduce people's inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and stimulates weight loss.

In today's post we're about to explore the steps for growing the Red Garnet Amaranth.

Ingredients you'll need to grow Amaranth Microgreens:

  • Seeds
  • Seed shaker
  • Soil

We'd recommend using a 50/50 mix of organic potting soil and coconut guar.

STEP 1: Shake the seeds out.

You'll notice that the amaranth seeds are amongst the smallest microgreen seeds you can find on the market.

STEP 2: Misting

Give it just a good spray of water using your favorite bottle.

STEP 3: Cover it up

Cover it up and ignore it for a couple of days.

Depending on the container you're using for the seeds choose a relevant no-wholes tray or an aluminum foil to cover it.

Then leave it to germinate for the next 3 days.

Once leaves start popping up out of the seeds after day 3 you can start mist it once or twice a day again.

STEP 4: Wash if needed.

Once it's done (takes between 8 and 12 days depending on how you grow them) and it's ready for harvesting make sure you don't have any mold or debris. If you do, then just wash it. Basically after a certain amount of attempts you should stop experiencing these issues and can avoid the need to wash the plants every time you cut them.

STEP 5: Harvest

Use your favorite cutting knife to harvest and enjoy them on your meal.

If you're using 10" x 20" trays you should be able to get between 6 and 9 ounces of product ready for consuming or delivering if you're selling it.

Amaranth microgreens looks amazing on salads, spice a plate up really nicely and taste great too. Chefs love them too - cool looking dishes is something they care a lot about.

It's a great representative of the microgreens family.

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