Magenta Magic has deep red leaves that are stunning in the garden. The young leaves are great for salads, or they can be cooked like spinach. It self-sows freely, making it a good spring vegetable. It's the first salad green of the year.
Red orach is beautiful in all stages, even when bolting. The plants eventually reach 4 feet tall and are covered with flat, red seed pods that mature to tan. Nice in flower gardens, vegetable gardens and containers.
Sowing Orach Seeds:
Sow outdoors in early spring, or fall in the south. Sow 2" apart and 1/2" deep. Thin to 9" apart. Full sun.