I thought this was a red beet, but I am not so sure, as it got huge very quickly. It has red veins all over it.

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This looks like Amaranth. It's also called 'Pigweed' and this plant is tremendous for nutrition. Amaranth is a very cool plant. It is called a Wonder Food known by even our ancestors.

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  • Amaranth was my first thought too - couldn't post because the question was on hold. So +1 for you instead :-) – Stephie Jun 27 '17 at 20:36
  • Thank you! I mean to question Niall???? Took a big breath and, well. I have learned so much about this plant, probably should grow this guy!! – stormy Jun 28 '17 at 1:06
  • It's not just the seed that's nutritious. The leaves are great to use too. You can use them in different ways like you'd use spinach. – Jude Jun 28 '17 at 1:51

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