Growing Amaranth Sprouts

Growing Amaranth Sprouts

You may soak your Amaranth if you like. I do so every so often. Usually I soak for 30-60 minutes when I do.

Seed Storage

Amaranth is best stored in a cool location - we keep ours in a freezer. If you plan on storing these for more than 6 months you should definitely freeze them. Amaranth is occasionally pleasing to a particular pest - the Indian Meal Moth, which can appear out of nowhere when conditions are right (hot). These are organic seeds after all, so there is no other way to keep your seeds absolutely safe, except to freeze them. Consider yourself further educated =:-}

Dry Amaranth awaits Soaking.

30 minutes later... Soaked, Rinsed and Drained thoroughly.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.Remember to be Thorough - especially in your Draining.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle.Remember to be especially Thorough in your Draining, if you intend on following our advice - by harvesting in 12 hours.

12 hours later... We would be done, and our Amaranth sprouts consumed or stored, but you keep going if you must. If you must - it's time for anotherRinse/Drain cycle.

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle. You do what you have to - you are already past our advice....

12 hours later... another Rinse/Drain cycle. Still going?

They are way too sprouted, but that's just our opinion. What do we know? If you do go this far, you will likely see some Root Hairs - which is fine. Remember to taste your seeds/sprouts at every opportunity, to determine at what stage you like them best.

Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Amaranthus
Species: cruentus
Cultivar: Unnamed