Grain and vegetable Amaranth
I came across the following on a homesteading site about veggie Amaranth:
"I have grown it commercially (vegetable amaranth not grain). It is best transplanted at about 4 leaves, (thinned in cells), roughly on a 12 inch spacing. Plenty of compost or nitrogen. Pull leaves every day or two, the plant will continue to grow. Don't let it seed, you will not get rid of it."
I was hoping for something that wouldn't require transplanting, nor much soil amending or fertilizing, nor leaf-pulling. Since some of you plaint grain amaranth for biomass, but also to attract insects, do the vegetable types have some real virtues that commend them over the grain types? In one post the "Globe" type was recommended for its ability to attract insects, but I cannot figure out if it is a grain type or vegetable type.