How To Grow Quinoa

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Unless you have been living under a rock or on the moon, you have probably heard about this grain. I heard about it a long time ago but just stuck to growing sweet corn which everyone else does. However, recently I ran into this article on how to grow quinoa, in your home garden.

It is funny that although it has been grown for many centuries in South America, the rest of the world has only recently caught on. This is not because it is a great substitute for rice, but mainly because of the many health benefits. I was surprised to find out that it is pretty easy to grow also.

How To Grow Quinoa

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • quinoa seeds
  • compost
  • organic fertilizer
  • containers (optional)
  • potting soil (optional)

Quinoa can be grown both in your garden and in containers if you have limited space. It is recommended that you plant the seeds into the ground or potting soil in early Summer. Apply fertilizer and keep well watered throughout the season. You can expect it to grow to about 6 feet tall in the ground and only about 2 feet in containers.

It will be ready for harvest in Fall when the plants begin to turn brown. It is quite a process to finally get to the part of the seeds that you can actually eat. From washing away the bitter coating to grinding the seeds with a mortar and pestle. I believe it is all worth the effort, when you see your cooked quinoa on your plate.

You can get more information on the Apartment Therapy blog, here…

How To Grow Quinoa

You can watch the video below on growing quinoa in a container…

You can watch the video below on how to grow quinoa…

You can watch the video below on how to harvest quinoa…

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