HEIRLOOM Yes, you can grow your own Organic Rainbow Quinoa!
Easy to grow and impressively vigorous, 5 to 6-foot spires of green leaves turn gorgeous hues of russet, burgundy and ochre as the grains mature, making an impressive hedgerow of late summer color. Closely related to lambsquarters, initial weedings of quinoa can be tricky! The good news is, just like lambsquarters, quinoa is truly not picky when it comes to soil though, like most plants, richer soil will grow taller, more robust, abundant quinoa.
|50 Seeds||$3.95||In stock|
|100 Seeds||$6.80||In stock|
|200 Seeds||$12.80||In stock|
Planting Method: Transplant Only
When to sow: Indoors, 4 weeks before last frost.
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch Days to Germination: 6 days at 75°F
Sowing and seedling care: Sow 2 seeds per cell thinned to 1. More fertility = taller plants = more seed. Weed well to start and they’ll soon out-compete the weeds. Though quinoa is easy to grow, if the temps are above 90 F when pollen is shedding it becomes sterile, which happens every few years in our gardens.
When to transplant: ~2 weeks before last frost
Transplant Spacing: 1 foot Sun Needs: Full
Days to Harvest: 105
Height: 5-6 feet
Harvest: Harvest whole head once seeds are firm. Dry completely and thresh. Winnow with fans to clean seed.