Location: Northern Italy
posted 2 years ago
Also interested in the answer to this. Amaranth brings the color to micros, but seemingly hard to grow.
Location: New Mexico
posted 1 year ago
If it damps off I would decrease humidity a bit and increase air flow. I only grew amaranth once... it is very weak in the beguinning but a month after sprouting put it in direct sunlight and that thing grew tall in just a few weeks. when the seeds were mature enough I go to harvest and the plant was covered in ants... a thick layer of ants... it happened that they did not rest during the whole night stealing the seeds... all night long stealing seeds and when I wake up in the morning... zip, nothing, nicles, pas de rien... I was left sucking my finger... never had amaranth ever since. My main impression was that the plant has many seeds, high germination rate, low survival rate and thrives in the sun.