palmer amaranth | eat the weeds and other things, too


got my crop drying in spare bedroom ... not sure what to make of it.


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  1. amaranth
  2. abundance
  3. my plot
  4. russell farm

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Seth says
Einai 2014-09-29 12:13:06 17799
Einai 2014-09-29 12:10:53 17799
seth 2014-09-29 11:54:25 17799
Einai 2014-09-29 11:13:47 17799
compost it!

yes that's what will happen ... prolly cut down the whole plot and compost it over for the winter.   thing is i'm gonna see if i can extract the exotic grainey seed and see what use can be made of it.  after all it surprised me showed up to the party, might at least let it play.
I have used Amaranth before & it is bitter if not soaked several times before use .  It is small grain & once cooked is pasty & is a second cousin to quinoa.  Your results may vary.

I wonder if anyone has ever tried to cook or make flour out of the foxtails that seem to be weeds all over the place .   In their seeding times they have a little seed that tastes like wheat. When I had teeth I chewed up one & wondered.


i wonder too

Seth says

well yes and no .

My plot grew totally overrun with weeds ... nevertheless the pumpkins and some squash and hopefully the potatoes yielded sufficiently.  

This amaranth is like totally experimental ... almost close to your idea of harvesting foxtails .

Most of my value in my plot this year was its effect on my experience and perhaps habits.

Strangely enough the rest of the farm produced abundantly ... i did not expect it to have flourished quite so very much.  The harvest flowing into the farm stand is proof of that ... those vegetables were grown in community plots, most of the bounty is being harvested in private plots as are my pumpkins.

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