Amaranthus velvet curtain plants are easy-to-grow annuals that can be started as seeds in a frost-free, spring garden. The tasseled flowers, once grown and harvested by the Aztecs and Incas of South America for the grain from the flower heads, are more colorful when planted in nutrient-poor soil and full sun.
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Mary Osborne has been an educational quiz writer for over eight years and a short-fiction writer for over 20 years. She also reads and scores essays for several standardized tests, and has written and illustrated two children's books. Her short stories have appeared in literary journals such as "The Minnesota Review" and in the "Orlando Sentinel" newspaper.