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The Easy Quinoa Growing Guide: Your Complete Guide to Growing, Harvesting, Cooking, and Eating the Mother of All Grains

Please check out the brief video above, to learn what this premium gardening guide is all about—the video will give you a glimpse into all the content in this gardening guide, including history and background, planting tips, specific plant profiles, recipes, nutrition and health information, and resources to help you be the best food gardener you can be.

You’ll love growing your own quinoa! While virtually unknown to gardeners at the turn of the 21st century, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) has become a popular addition to menus and home gardens alike. Quinoa appeals to most every gardener’s wish list: the strikingly colorful…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
Quinoa is considered a superfood: it’s low in calories, high in fiber and protein, naturally gluten-free, and chock-full of nutrition. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or an omnivore, you can enjoy the nutty taste of this crop in hundreds of delicious ways—and it’s so easy to grow…  READ MORE right arrow
Quinoa growing in a garden


Types of Quinoa
Quinoa comes in three main types: black, red, and white. Black-seeded varieties tend to remain very gritty when cooked, though they have an earthier, sweeter taste.  READ MORE right arrow
Young quinoa seedling in the garden
Getting your quinoa garden started every season begins with the choice of how to grow your plants—from seeds or seedlings? Quinoa is typically grown from seed, either sown directly into the ground or as transplanted seedlings you start inside.  READ MORE right arrow

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