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Name that Plant!

Posted by sneed 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 13:52

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

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RE: Name that Plant!

An Amaranthus sp.

Here is a link that might be useful: Amaranth

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  • Posted by glib 5.5 (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 14:00

amaranth, a potherb.

RE: Name that Plant!

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.

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