My red amaranth was attacked by pest right a day before harvesting day, poor! People usually said amaranth is very easy to grow, but the fact is, it not really that easy. It get attack by pest also when there is nothing for the caterpillar to eat, sometime hot sun after the rain also make it die easily, sometime they dont want to grow up even their due date is expired……….really not easy
This plant called silver beet, is native probably to Australia, and some say there was also found in New Zealand. Silver beet was said to be the 10 easier plant to grow in some book, but in my place, its end up eating by pest, not even left a piece of leaf.