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Has anyone had any luck with growing Amaranth in partial almost full shade? How about growing it on sandy clay mix ( compost will definitely be added for a boost)?
I have about 100 plus amaranth seedlings to plant in a few weeks. I would love to plant some on a slope that is shaded with some trees.
 
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Megan Abdsllah wrote:Has anyone had any luck with growing Amaranth in partial almost full shade?



Sorry I don't know how to describe the shade level in the part of my garden where the amaranth grows. It gets some full sun in the middle of the day, but it's slightly shaded in the morning and goes to full shade sometime in the afternoon. Doesn't seem to be enough sun to grow corn, tomatoes or sunflowers very well, but the amaranth doesn't seem to mind. It reseeds pretty vigorously, so I would think putting some in full sun and some where you want it, or some in a pot so you can move it would be a pretty small risk.
 
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T Melville wrote:

Megan Abdsllah wrote:Has anyone had any luck with growing Amaranth in partial almost full shade?



Sorry I don't know how to describe the shade level in the part of my garden where the amaranth grows. It gets some full sun in the middle of the day, but it's slightly shaded in the morning and goes to full shade sometime in the afternoon. Doesn't seem to be enough sun to grow corn, tomatoes or sunflowers very well, but the amaranth doesn't seem to mind. It reseeds pretty vigorously, so I would think putting some in full sun and some where you want it, or some in a pot so you can move it would be a pretty small risk.



Perfect, I’ll give it a go.
I tried it in a seed ball mixture last year. I didn’t see any results buttt they might have moved. It’s on quite a bit of slopey acreage.

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