This plant is a double-whammy! Grow Quinoa as an ornamental for its stunning blooms and then harvest the seeds for a shelf-stable food!
Our Quinoa mix began from several varieties and was grown with low water input. The most drought-tolerant plants survived and their seeds have been saved into this mix. The most predominant color in this mix is a lovely pink-burgundy, though other colors are present as well.
Directions: Direct seed 1/4" deep after frost with 9"-12" spacing. We recommend that you plant in a row if the weed "lamb's quarters" is also in your garden because they look very similar as young plants. Harvest seed heads when seeds have changed from green to a tan color. Allow seed heads to dry further by placing them head first into a paper bag. Once plant is fully dry, thresh and winnow chaff from the seeds.
Seeds grown by Flowers with Rye in Boise, Idaho.