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Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE

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Amaranth (tricolor) is native to Peru. It?s used as a pseudo-cereal which means that it does not belong to the same food group as true grains but has similar nutritional properties.


Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE

Organic Sprouting MICROGREEN Amaranth RED LINE. It’s used as a pseudo-cereal which means that it does not belong to the same food group as true grains but has similar nutritional properties. The seeds of the amaranth are a gold or yellow colour, whereas the micro-greens that grow from the seeds are a copper-red colour and can be harvested once they are 6-7 cm in height.

Cultivation Advice 

  • Choose organic Amaranth Red Line seeds specifically labeled for sprouting or microgreen cultivation. Ensure they are untreated and safe for consumption.
  • Use shallow trays or containers with drainage holes. Fill them with an organic potting mix or a specialized microgreen growing medium.
  • Spread the Amaranth Red Line seeds evenly and densely across the surface of the pre-moistened growing medium. Aim for uniform coverage without overcrowding.
  • Lightly press the seeds into the soil to ensure good seed-to-soil contact. A thin layer of growing medium or a fine mist of water can help settle them in place.
  • Mist the seeds gently using a spray bottle or fine mist setting on a watering can. Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid waterlogging to prevent mold or rot.
  • Place the trays in a warm, well-lit location with indirect sunlight or under grow lights. Amaranth Red Line microgreens prefer temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) for optimal growth.
  • Cover the tray with another tray or a plastic lid to create a mini greenhouse effect. This helps retain moisture and aids in germination.
  • Amaranth Red Line microgreens usually germinate within a few days. Once sprouted, remove the cover and place them under direct light, ensuring good air circulation
  • Amaranth Red Line microgreens are typically ready for harvest in about 1-2 weeks. Harvest when they reach a height of 1.5 to 3 inches by using clean scissors to cut them just above the soil level.
  • Incorporate fresh Amaranth Red Line microgreens into salads, sandwiches, wraps, or as a colorful garnish for various dishes. They offer a mild and slightly tangy flavor.
  • Some microgreens, including Amaranth Red Line, may regrow after the initial harvest. Leave a portion of the plants to observe if they produce additional leaves for a second cutting.
  • After harvesting, clean the tray thoroughly with soap and water before reusing it. This helps prevent disease and maintains a healthy environment for future crops.
  • Ensure the soil or growing medium is well-draining and free of chemical additives. Consider using a soilless growing medium specifically designed for microgreens to reduce the risk of disease.
  • While not necessary, some growers prefer pre-soaking amaranth seeds for a few hours before planting to encourage faster germination.
  • Provide adequate light for your Amaranth Red Line microgreens. If natural sunlight isn’t available, use full-spectrum grow lights placed a few inches above the trays. Aim for 12-16 hours of light daily.
  • Proper airflow is crucial to prevent damping off (a fungal disease) and encourage sturdy growth. Use a small fan on low speed to provide gentle airflow around the microgreens.
  • Water the microgreens from the bottom by placing the tray in a shallow container filled with water. This encourages healthy root development without disturbing the delicate leaves.
  • For added nutrients, consider using diluted organic liquid fertilizers suitable for microgreens once the first true leaves appear. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
  • After the initial harvest, some Amaranth Red Line microgreens may regrow. Leave a portion of the plants intact (a small percentage) to observe if they produce subsequent growth.
  • Taste and texture can vary based on when you harvest. Try harvesting some microgreens earlier (cotyledon stage) for a milder flavor and later for a stronger taste.
  • Ensure cleanliness in your growing environment. Sterilize trays and equipment between plantings to prevent the spread of diseases or pathogens.
  • Keep a close eye on the growth progress. Adjust watering, light exposure, and other conditions based on how the Amaranth Red Line microgreens respond.
  • Microgreen cultivation is as much an art as it is a science. Embrace the learning experience and adapt your techniques based on your observations and preferences.

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