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In your experience, what sprouts fastest?

small h Jun 11, 2013 04:53 PM

I planted amaranth two days ago. It's up already. I've never grown it before and am not too sure what to do with it - I got the seeds for free at a festival. But hey! it sure likes to grow!

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    Shazam RE: small h Jun 13, 2013 10:52 AM

    That's very quick. Sunflowers sprout about that fast too I find.

    1. pinehurst RE: small h Jun 13, 2013 11:04 AM

      Radishes always sprout very quickly in my neck of the woods.

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        small h RE: small h Jun 16, 2013 07:00 PM

        This is what's been missing from my gardening experience - speed trials. Maybe I'll race sunflowers against radishes against amaranth.

        1. Emme RE: small h Jul 12, 2013 09:11 PM

          amaranth was an unwanted guest in our garden.... we had to dig up almost half of our plantings. the stuff grows like... well, weeds. and the stalks are insanely strong.

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            small h RE: Emme Jul 16, 2013 07:28 AM

            Wow, interesting. Did you eat any of it? That's what I'm planning to do, either stir-fried or as part of a curry (those are the ideas I've found online).

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              Emme RE: small h Jul 17, 2013 10:06 AM

              no... i pull it up wherever it sprouts... i'm not looking to grow it, as i don't have room on my plot for that.

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                small h RE: Emme Jul 17, 2013 04:17 PM

                Oh. Well, if you happen to pull up a nice-size bunch one of these days, I have it on good authority that you can throw it into a pan and saute it with some garlic, ginger, soy sauce and hot pepper and have yourself an excellent side dish.

          2. Novelli RE: small h Jul 17, 2013 04:33 PM

            For me, wild arugula. 48, maybe 72 hours tops, and I have sprouts popping up after broadcasting.

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