My food forest is moving forward s l o w l y. I started a few seedling last year when I put some base fruittrees but then hit some road blocks and the area went wild without me. I know there were a couple of amaranth seedlings planted during that time. Now this plant has emerged here and there. It looked like a bright red amaranth "flower" for awhile but now greener versions are appearing.
The thing is that it doesn't really look like an amaranth in many ways.
Does anyone know what this is? It is now popping up all over my land, so I am not sure there is any connection between my attempted seedlings and this mystery.
Any insights would be appreciated.
I also think it’s Dock...we call it curly dock around here. I eat it when it’s young, and chop and drop it when it’s older. People call it a weed, but I like it because it has an extensive taproot and stays green from spring until winter (and sometimes through the winter here).