I admit this is a misleading headline, straight up. What has happened is that in a fit of enthusiasm I took some quinoa seeds from a packet in the kitchen and put them in my tiny veg plot. Now 2 weeks later the quinoa seeds have germinated and I have to thin them out. They look very healthy and strong.
I am currently researching how you grow quinoa because of this. I do not know how long the plant takes to flower but some south american websites talk about 3 – 6 months. There may also be special growing conditions and feeding regimes but I do not know what to do precisely. My plot already has a number of crops I have never grown before such as aubergines and cucumbers but quinoa would be a great acheivement.
Its a bit of an adventure but should be fun. If you know anything about growing your own quinoa put a comment on this site in the comment box.