Red Leaf /Red Strip Leaf Amaranth (Amaranth) 紅莧菜
This is a fast growing , high iron contain leaf veggie, 30 days in right condition. It prefers growing in warm, sunning location. It is one of common Asian leafy veggie you can get in the Asian supermarket. There are few common varieties, all green and green and red and green with red strip. Its red stripe leaves will release red color into soups and dishes when cooked, the cooked soup or raw juice (from plants) can be drank and can also be used as hair colour! As hair colour, just leave the juice onto hair for at leave 2 hours then rinse off.
紅莧菜是長速快,含鐵高的葉菜,光照溫度許可的話30天就可採收. 它是海外亞洲超市常見的葉菜之一. 常見的紅莧菜品種有葉中有小紅斑的有大部份是紅色的. 紅莧菜煮過的紅色湯汁或生榨的汁都能用來飲用或染髮. 紅莧菜(內服加外用), 紅莧菜葉300g榨汁,加上一顆檸檬的鮮榨汁,塗敷頭皮與髮絲.建議搭配喝紅莧菜茶(煮或泡均可),效果很好. 汁液留置髮上至少2小時再洗掉.
This is one of best and useful leafy veggies I know. Because its red stripes, it can be grow as decorated plants in the garden. 🙂
To harvest this veggie, just trim the stems and leaves and leave the bottom to grow back for more. This is very easy to grow from seeds!
1.Seeds do not like light so germinate seeds in dark and warm place or slightly cover thin layer of soil. Keep moist.
2.Seeds germinate fast just in 3-4 days. Transplant when the seedlings have 6 leaves. Space out to keep good air flow.