I double dog dare you...

mike_in_paradise(6U 5A Cn Jun9Sep29)November 24, 2008

Yes I double dog dare anyone to plant one of these "annuals" in one of your square foot boxes next year!

YouTube show world record

And this is an annual!!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Amazing Amaranth

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ribbit32004

Nope. You win.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 9:05PM
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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

Wow! Did you see the water in that "trunk" once they cut it down? Incredible!

Blessings,
Angela

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 10:11PM
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greenbean08_gw(PNW)

Holy Cow! That's crazy! You could probably see that one growing!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 12:00AM
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medontdo(8)

Man!! that is so cool!! i don't think it was dead though!! it looked pretty green to me still. or is it my wishful thinking? **grinn** ~Medo

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 12:26AM
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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

That was an annual? Not in my climate. No way, it'd be one foot tall and resemble broccoli, I'm certain of it.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 1:18AM
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mike_in_paradise(6U 5A Cn Jun9Sep29)

He grew it in New York state which I thought was interesting as I would have expected it some place with a warmer climate.

Still that is wild being an annual.

My first thought was maybe I could grow a quick windbreak!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 7:11AM
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sinfonian(U8b A2 S5 SeaWA)

There is a thread in the veggie forum about this plant. Apparently it is a grain substitute. Somehow you eat it like wheat, though way before it gets this big. It's easy and quick to grow and very nutritious. So I read. Wierd is what I say!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 3:59PM
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