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Growing Amaranth, also Love-lies-bleeding

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07 May 14 Georgina (Australia - temperate climate)
I was given a red amaranth plant in a pot. Should i keep it in the pot until september or would it be okay to plant now? Also have bunching onions, garden mint and green basil. was hoping to put them all in the same planter box. ?
16 May 14 Damien (Australia - temperate climate)
Amaranth is best sown into the spot it will grow and left alone. If it is in a pot, you can just leave it and it will flower and seed for you to collect more seeds when the flowers dry out and then you can plant more wherever you like the next time you sow :) Beautiful plant with very striking colours.
17 Jun 18 Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grew Amaranth (love lies bleeding) last year and it is an amazing, diverse plant.I did notice at onepoint, small, black bees were attracted to the amaranth. They might have been native bees. I know zilch about and had never tried seed saving, however, I put a bag over the amaranth flower heads, gave them a few good shakes and this year sowed some of the amaranth seeds. I'm thrilled that the seeds are now seedlings - some of which I have planted (at one part of) on the Western fence of my vege garden where they seem to dowell.I am going to plant more along the Southern fence of a vege garden in another area that may get a little more shade and see how they do. The leaves are somewhat bitter compared to many other leafy greens but versatile and delish! May not be suitable for some health conditions so just check. Yum. And pretty! Mine grew to about 4.5 high although I believe they can tower.Similarly, Giant Chicory?
21 May 14 Georgina (Australia - temperate climate)
Thank you
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