Specializing in Wetland Restoration
REDROOT PIGWEED $11.50 per/lb Amaranthus retroflexus
SEEDING RATE: Plant 8-12 lbs per acre
This is a native annual forb that grows like a weed and produces millions of tiny hard seeds. When flooded in the fall, puddle ducks love these. It is a good reseeder and will volunteer year after year. Smartweed and wild millet are good companion species to be mixed with it when planting.
Planting Instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here). In the spring, drill 4-6 lbs. per acre near the surface or spin spread 6-8 lbs. per acre and lightly harrow either way. Roll if possible. Apply 100 lbs. of 16-16-16 and 100 lbs. of 46-0-0 of fertilizer.