Growing Amaranth and Quinoa Recipes There are so many similarities between quinoa (keen' wah) and amaranth that it seems appropriate to describe them together. Quinoa, however, is a cool weather crop and amaranth is a warm weather one. Quinoa and amaranth are two very old, high-protein plants that hail from South America. They were held sacred in ancient Inca and Aztec cultures. Quinoa and amaranth are treated as grains although they have broad leaves, unlike the true grains and corn, which are grasses. Both quinoa and amaranth are quite adaptable, disease-free and drought-tolerant plants. The wild relatives of both amaranth and quinoa have long been familiar to North American gardeners and are often called by the same name of pigweed. Most cultivars of amaranth and quinoa grow four- to eight-feet high and, when in flower, are majestic plants whose presence emits a special radiance in any garden. Soil Preference Quinoa and amaranth are responsive to nitrogen and phosphorous. Varieties Planting Times Sowing Maintenance
Non-Hybrid Seeds | Non-Hybrid Vegetable Fruit Grain Herb Seeds AAS Homepage The Top 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth by John Summerly, They come in all different sizes, shapes and colours. The seed is an embryonic plant itself and the origin of nutrition. A plant goes to great lengths to produce each seed and fill it with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential oils and dormant enzymes. A seed is life. How to Eat Seeds There is only one way to derive nutrition from seeds and that is to eat them raw. - Choose raw and unsalted seeds - Avoid coated or roasted seeds - Avoid sugar coated seeds The 10 Healthiest Seeds on Earth Serving Size = 1 Tsp Consider these facts about Chia seeds: - 2.5 times more protein than kidney beans - 3 times the antioxidant strength of blueberries - 3 times more iron than spinach - 6 times more calcium than milk - 7 times more vitamin C than oranges - 8 times more omega-3 than salmon - 10 times more fiber than rice - 15 times more magnesium than broccoli Serving Size = 1 Tbsp More people are discovering the nutritional benefits of hemp seed, nut and oil.
How to start plants from seed indoors to transplant in the garden later Andrea Levy, The PD With visions of plump, juicy tomatoes, crisp cauliflower and sunny marigolds dancing in their heads, some gardeners spend late winter sowing seeds indoors and pampering their emerging beauties until it's warm enough to move them outdoors. These indoor gardeners like to get growing early for several reasons. One, a packet of a dozen or so seeds, which costs a few dollars, is a fraction of what ready-to-plant botanicals cost. "It's cheaper than buying flowering plants and vegetable starts," says Christine Harris, an Ohio State University Extension Cuyahoga County master gardener, who won the statewide award of volunteer of the year at the International Master Gardener Conference in Charleston, W.V., last year. Harris, who has been starting seeds indoors for about 13 years, says she has discovered a lot of vegetables and flowers that are not available at local greenhouses. And finally, it's entertaining for kids. "It's important to follow the instructions," he says. 1. 2.
Wild Garden Seed: Where Do New Seeds Come From? Frank Morton At one time, seed was like a gift from God; but that was a long time ago. Then it became a treasure of trade. New seeds from far away...Imagine how that must have stirred the horticultural heart 500 years ago. Newly acquired seeds became national assets, jealously held. Seeds became a matter of state and national economics. Between 1970 and 1988, a sea change occurred in seed supply and control. By 2007, seeds are certainly not a gift of the gods, at least in any legal sense. Printed in the 2007 Wild Garden Seed Catalog.
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