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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Growing Purple Amaranth In My Garden

I was at the UTC Ipoh with a friend to pay our bills. Then we went over to the central market and I bought a few small packets of vegetable seeds including a packet of green & purple amaranth seeds. I sowed the seeds in an oval pot. Hopefully, it will yield enough for 2 people.
The seeds have sprouted. There are green and purple coloured seedlings.
The seedlings have grown into healthy veggie.
These can be harvested as soon as I am ready to do some home cooking.
It is time to harvest these amaranth for our dinner.
This will be more than enough for 2 people.
Purple and green amaranth can be sauteed, blanched, or boiled in soup.
I didn't take any pictures of that evening's home cooked dinner.
Some of the smaller plants were left behind to produce seeds for future sowing.
There was another time when I harvested some green amaranth from my garden. I remembered to snap some photos to show my simple home cooked dinner.
 Taro or yam cooked with dried shrimps on the left.
Sauteed green amaranth on the right.
Surprisingly, the taro or yam are super soft. We ate these taro and veggie without any rice because the taro is very filling.
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The following periwinkle flowers from my garden are for joining Floral Bliss.
White periwinkles
Light pink periwinkles.
Deep pink periwinkles.
Purple periwinkles.
Linking to Floral Bliss.

Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems.

If you can read this writing and tell me what it means,

you will be clothed in purple and a gold chain placed around your neck,

and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.

(Daniel 5:16, New International Version-NIV)

40 comments:

  1. wow those purple amaranths are so gorgeous! I miss tender floury taros!

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    1. Thank you, Angie! Tender floury taros my favourite!

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  2. I do adore your garden and skills in maintaining it.

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    1. Thank you, Monica! I am trying to downsized my garden for easy maintenance.

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  3. The veggie u grown are very beautiful...

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  4. You definitely inspired me to grow more amaranth as your dish looks delicious:) I grow amaranth for it's beautiful flowers and seeds as health food to put in pancakes and breakfast cereal but collecting it's seed for food is too fiddly. The idea of harvesting it's leaves sounds much easier, so I will definitely look forward to try this vegetable stir fry:)

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    1. Thank you, Annie! I hope you will also enjoy it stir fried!

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  5. ...you sure are a busy gardener!

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    1. Thank you, Tom! Not as busy as before!

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  6. The taros can replace rice. I would do that too. Home grown veges must taste good. I like to eat soft veges like these.

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    1. I don't mind replacing rice with taro! We like to cook the amaranth till very soft.

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  7. Your veggies look so healthy!

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Have to quickly harvest before the pests attack!

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  8. Se ve buena su comida. Las flores están preciosas. Buena tarde.

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  9. You have an amazing green thumb. Isn't it wonderful to raise your own food? Yes it is.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Sandee! It will be much easier without the pests attacking my plants especially the veggie!

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  10. Your post looks so colorful with all those lovely pretty flowers.

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  11. Growing your own food must be very satisfying!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi! Very satisfying indeed!

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  12. You have a gift in this Nancy! I love this because this is really organic and how you transformed the seed into a vegetable! SO amazing. I wish could learn this!

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    1. Thank you, Steve! This one is very easy, just sprinkle the seeds and wait for them to sprout. It will grow well as long as no pest comes along.

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  13. The purple amanranth is pretty as a plant in the garden an it can be eaten as well. Good harvest.

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    1. Thank you, Rose! Very rewarding to get to harvest my veggie!

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  14. Beautiful Nancy! I have here growing blue & purple periwinkle / Vinca minor. Your periwinkles must be another variety. Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you, Riitta! It could be our local periwinkles are different. Have a nice day too!

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  15. I love to eat amaranth.. but here i don't get it.. :(

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    1. Over here, amaranth can be easily available!

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  16. Not a vegetable I know, interesting. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane! This veggie is very common here.

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  17. Aha amaranth is the only other veg in my garden. Seems to be doing fine so far.

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    1. I find amaranth very easy to grow but the pests like them too!

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