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Post  dstack on 5/20/2017, 1:52 pm

sanderson wrote:Molten Fire amaranth does fine in the heat.  It develops beautiful plumes.
Hi Sanderson!  Glad to know the Molten Fire is doing well for you!  I've learned this past year it also does very well in here in December and makes a festive flair to holiday salads that have become my signature salad.  It includes cranberry hibiscus, and organic dried cranberries. 

On another note. I've been having trouble with using my phone on this forum.  I've been trying different browsers but they all keep logging me out. I'll get this figured out.  Very Happy
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Post  trolleydriver on 5/24/2017, 3:09 pm

My Amaranth Dreadlocks indoor sown seedlings are really tiny and scrawny looking. I'm afraid they will disappear if I plant them out in the garden. Guess I have to give them a chance but I'll wait until the beginning of June.

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/26/2017, 11:26 pm

I LOVE these plants. The slightest breeze sends the leaves "quaking" like aspen. My plants aren't very big, but one of them is blooming already. Beautiful!

I read that the leaves are edible and good in salads but I'm not sure I can do that. The plants are so pretty I don't think I can eat them. Maybe when they get bigger and I have enough leaves they'll never miss a few. Rolling Eyes
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Post  has55 on 5/28/2017, 2:41 am

has anyone in the south try to grow this plant? If so, what do you do to prevent it from becoming an aggressive weed?
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Post  sanderson on 5/28/2017, 3:37 am

Dstack in FL grows it. Maybe he will comment. I think staking would help, and if you don't want volunteers, remove when it starts to drop seeds. ??

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Post  Roseinarosecity on 6/23/2017, 11:09 pm

This year I planted Amaranth.  The biggest one is about 8 inches now.  When can I harvest for leaves?


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Post  sanderson on 6/23/2017, 11:24 pm

I would wait a little more until they have leaves to spare. Some of them look like they still need the ones they have.

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Post  countrynaturals on 8/10/2017, 1:42 pm

I got amaranth seeds from Marie. They sprouted beautifully and grew into big, healthy plants. All of them are red but one. This one is a gorgeous combination of green leaves and red blossoms. Christmas in August! Cool
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/10/2017, 7:56 pm

So pretty!
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Post  sanderson on 8/10/2017, 7:57 pm

Pretty!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/11/2017, 7:46 am

They look wonderful, Suz! So glad it worked out!!
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/11/2017, 10:45 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:They look wonderful, Suz!  So glad it worked out!!
You have at least a half dozen grand-babies brightening up the Rescue Garden. I love you
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/13/2017, 6:34 am

That's wonderful to hear!

Amazing how hearing that seeds I shared help make someone else happy... And you're right, Suz, in that I look at them like kids/grandkids. This has made a smile come to my face. And I'm not exactly the poster-child for morning happiness, lol....
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/13/2017, 11:09 am

AtlantaMarie wrote: And I'm not exactly the poster-child for morning happiness, lol....
LOL! That's Hubby, too. I start bubbling at about 6am. He doesn't want to hear a sound before 9. Makes for some very interesting mornings. affraid
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/14/2017, 7:01 am

Oh, yeah... My mom is a morning person, so it's entertaining (for her, maybe) when I spend the night with her. Thankfully hubby understands & leaves me pretty well alone, lol.
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Post  countrynaturals on 8/14/2017, 10:36 am

AtlantaMarie wrote:Oh, yeah...  My mom is a morning person, so it's entertaining (for her, maybe) when I spend the night with her.  Thankfully hubby understands & leaves me pretty well alone, lol.
If I wasn't a morning person I couldn't garden in our climate. Right now it's about 70 degrees. Time to move some more rocks for the new Zombie Garden. By 10am, it will be high 90s, pushing triple-digits. I will be exiled to the couch by then for the rest of the day. That's the drill for the whole summer, with most days "over" by 9. Sad
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/16/2017, 5:50 pm

I started Dreadlocks Amaranth from seeds obtained from Baker Creek.  The plants at the front of the house have grown quite tall but no flowers.  The shorter plants at the back of the house have small flowers.





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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/16/2017, 10:00 pm

It is a pretty plant, TD.  Are you growing it to eat the leaves, grain, all of the above, or just as an ornamental?
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/17/2017, 6:57 am

Oh, those flowers are cool....
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/17/2017, 3:53 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:It is a pretty plant, TD.  Are you growing it to eat the leaves, grain, all of the above, or just as an ornamental?
I started out growing for an ornamental. But maybe I should try the leaves and maybe the grain if they develop that far. It was really just an experiment to see if they would grow up here in the great white north.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

I get it!
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Post  trolleydriver on 8/31/2017, 6:57 pm

Here is what my Dreadlocks Amaranth looks like now.  The first two photos are at the front of the house and the third in the flower garden at the back of the house. Will I grow it again? Probably not.







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Post  sanderson on 9/1/2017, 2:25 pm

Beautiful dreadlocks. My close cousin Celosia self seeding.  They will soon produce hot pink cocks' combs.  Even the vinca is surviving this horrible summer.

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Post  trolleydriver on 9/1/2017, 6:51 pm

S, those are very nice.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/1/2017, 8:58 pm

They are pretty!
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