Name that Plant!

sneed(7)July 14, 2014

My sweet Asian neighbor who speaks no English planted this in my garden. What is it??

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

An Amaranthus sp.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amaranth

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 1:58PM
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glib(5.5)

amaranth, a potherb.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 2:00PM
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pennypond USDA 10 Sunset 21 CA

Mine is grown near tomatoes too!
I harvest the top, and cook it (leaves and stems) for 2-3 minutes with a little oil, garlic and salt. It tastes like spinach. The bottom will soon grow tall and bushy, so you can harvest every few days. IMO, certainly a great plant to have in a summer garden - pretty, no fuss, productive, and good tasting.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 4:58PM
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