The Incas, who held the crop to be sacred, referred to quinoa as chisaya mama or “mother of all grains”. Seeds are very high in protein. Does best in sandy, well-drained soils. Doesn’t need high nutrient content. Plants grow 4 to 6’ high. Ready to harvest when leaves fall off. Plant 1/2” deep in rows 1 1/2 feet apart. Thin to 6” apart. Plants will grow 4 to 6 feet high. It is ready to harvest when the leaves have fallen off. It can take a light frost but harvest before fall rains begin. Seedlings look like lamb’s quarters.