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Micro amaranth

 
Nance Smith
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Does anyone have any tips on keeping microAmaranth from damping off. Mine grows for a few days and then dies. I start it on a heating pad covered until it germinates than put it under lights. Thank you
 
William James
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Also interested in the answer to this. Amaranth brings the color to micros, but seemingly hard to grow.
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Rebecca Treeseed
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Add sand to the soil mix... Amaranth prefers good drainage.
 
Jorge Fonseca
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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.
 
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