For planting, Amaranth seed must be sown and grown on raised bed in nursery for 20 to 30 days. Land for planting can be prepared by digging followed by leveling. Then take trenches of 20-30 cm width and add some cow dung powder or wormy compost in it. Mix the manure thoroughly with soil. The 20-30 day old seedlings grown in nursery can be transplanted in the trenches in a distance of 20 cm. Planting should be done on raised bed during rainy season. Avoid red Amaranth during periods of heavy rain.
|Green Amarath planted in trenches and irrigated|
|Amaranth planted in trenches|
Avoid use of chemical insecticide or fungicide for Amaranth as it is a leafy vegetable. In case of severe pest attack suitable organic insecticide can be used. The major pest of Amaranth is Leaf webber.
|Flowering plants for seed collection|
|Severe attack of Leaf webber on green Amaranth plants|
|Leaf webber on the plant|
For collecting seed some plants may be allowed for flowering and maturity.