Thursday, July 27, 2017

Accidental Amaranth

This year, the spring planting season got away from me and I didn't have a chance to try any new gardening experiments. But nature apparently had other plans in store for me. To my surprise, a random garden container started to sprout what appeared to be Red Leaf Amaranth. This isn't that miraculous, as I'd planted amaranth years ago. But still, I took no measure to help it grow and I don't even recall it growing in this particular container.

I assumed that with the crazy heat and lack of rain we had, surely the plant would give up. But instead, it's been thriving:

Today I pinched off a few leaves and added it to my tortilla tuna melt:

The result was very tasty.

Red Leaf Amaranth is supposed to have a spinach like flavor, and I can confirm it does. It's not at all bitter.

If you're looking for a remarkably resilient, tasty and good looking plant to grow, I can definitely recommend Amaranth.

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