Growing Potted Amaranth Grain: A Science Project
I am a student currently enrolled in a high school science research program. I have elected to study the "effects of biostimulants (organic matter) on the growth of amaranthus hypochondriacus (http://www.saltspringseeds.com/scoop/powerfood.htm)."
I am looking to grow, in a relatively compact space, a burgundy strain of the grain amaranth. I can afford, maybe a basic greenhouse or other planting materials up to $300-ish.
I have done some basic research - there really isn't a lot of information about the novel crop - that states the plant does not thrive / do well in pots. I'm not looking to grow the plants to maturation (up to 6-8 ft tall), simply to a couple of feet should do. I'm looking to grow maybe 5-10 plants. Is there any contraption/design that you, knowledgeable garden friends, might work? I literally have zero garden experience, but I am very excited to work with this beautiful crop!
I welcome any advice / words of wisdom / questions regarding my project.
Thank you in advance, and best of luck.