Sunday, 12 April 2015

Last of the Summer Amaranth

One of our staple summer vegetables, Amaranth (bayam) is easy to grow. From an initial planting three years ago, we have allowed successive crops to self-seed. As a consequence, we have an enormous number of plants sprouting each new spring: they are prolific!

Many of these plants will grow in positions preventing access to parts of our gardens. These are the first to be culled for the fry-pan.

Amaranth, however, can be 'topped'. It will continue to send out nutritious side-shoots throughout the summer and autumn months. I will place a simple recipe for Amaranth stir-fry in our recipes section.

N.B. Seed can normally be purchased at Asian grocery stores in Sydney.

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