I have large garden and don't know much about what to plant. But amaranth is a beautiful plant and I grow some of it as decoration - but I have no use for the seeds. Can you please let me know how to cook with them?
These articles should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/grains/growing-amaranth-food.htm
This flower is dark red, tall, feathery, not too bushy. I bought both pictured flowers as cut flowers in a bouquet from a farmers market in August 2017, and would love to know what they are. Thank you! Dawn
This is Amaranth.
Could you maybe expand your article on harvesting amaranth (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/grains/amaranth/harvesting-amaranth-plants.htm) to cover amaranth that grows as a weed? Are the seeds large enough to use for baking or porridge? We get loads of it every year in our garden, in the tomato beds, around the grapevines, crowding out the ornamental vinca, etc., and I’ve been wondering if it is worthwhile trying to make some use of the seed heads. Also, the article says things like harvesting “after a hard frost”, and most years it never frosts here in San Jose. It’s only mid-July, temps in the low nineties, and already some of the seed heads are drying up.
These wild types will not produce a seed that is sizable enough to use. They are not going to be worth attempting to harvest for its seeds.
Many people use the young leaves as salad greens, however.
Took out a couple dead trees, using the stump to decorate around and these grew up next to it. Do you know what they could be? Kennebec county Maine, full sun.
The first plant resembles an Amaranth, but I can't say with 100 percent certainty.
The second appears to be an Abutilon, but again, I can't say for sure.
It will help to let it mature. Flowers, or fruit will help pin down the ID with certainty.
Simply need to know if deer will leave Joseph’s Coat alone.
Here is the largest list I've ever seen of deer resistant plants and Joseph's Coat Amaranth is on it. The fact sheet points out the deer preferences may vary by region so you may want to consult with your local extension agent for local deer preferences. Also, a very hungry deer will eat about anything.
I have been trying to get rid of this stuff out of my horses paddocks for years because didn't know if it is poisonous to horses and dogs. Found an app that suggested it is Over's Goosefoot. If so, it sounds like it's not harmful, but please confirm. Thanks, Di Willard firstname.lastname@example.org
It does appear to be a goosefoot, but it would be hard to say which species. It is safe.
i cant seem to find the amaranthus plant on the lists here
Sure! This article will help you with their care: