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Organic Microgreen Seed: Red Amaranth

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Organic Red Amaranth Microgreen Seeds

Name: Red Amaranth Microgreen Seed

Latin Name: Amaranthus

Description: Red Amaranth is a delicate microgreen variety. It produces thin red stems, with a beautiful green/red/pink leaf that changes in colour depending on what angle you look at it from. It is on the more challenging side to grow.

Seed Origin: Italy

Grow Time: 14 - 28 Days

Ideal Growing Temperature: 20 °C +

Growing Medium: Fine Compost 

Seeding Rate: 5g per 10” x 20” Tray

Germination Time: 3 - 4 Days

Blackout Time: 5 - 6 Days

Estimated time to Harvest: 14 - 28 Days

How To Grow Red Amaranth Microgreens: Place a tray with holes inside a tray with no holes. Fill the tray with holes with 1 inch of fine compost. Compact the compost. Spread the Amaranth microgreen seeds evenly over the compost, leaving a small bit of space between each seed. Press the seeds into the soil. Water the seeds and soil. Turn another tray with no holes upside down and place it over the tray with seeds in it, so it will act as a dome. Amaranth seeds do not need to be weighed down.

After 5 - 6 days remove the dome, and place them under a grow light, onto a window sill, or into light in a greenhouse. Water every second day by pouring water into the bottom tray with no holes, until day 14 - 28.

Amaranth will be ready to harvest after 14 days. If you want it to develop its first true leaves, wait until between day 21 - 28 to harvest.

Harvest all of the microgreens using a sharp knife or scissors. Store the harvested microgreens in the refrigerator.

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