LAMBSQUARTERTS / FAT HEN
HEIGHT: 1 - 4 feet
HABITAT: Riparian and transitional areas
SEEDING RATE: 10-12 lbs per acre with approximately
700,000 seeds per lb
This native is a broadleaf plant of the goosefoot family. It grows in riparian and transitional areas and produces tens of thousands of seeds per plant that are enjoyed by upland birds and song birds.
Planting instructions: Use general ground prep method (click here). Lambsquarters should be planted in the fall as it needs a couple of months of damp, cold weather to stratify. Drill 10-12 lbs per acre to a depth of 1/4"-1/2" or spin spread 20 lbs per acre. When spin spreading, lightly harrow then roll if possible. Fertilize with about 100 lbs per acre of 16-16-16 when planting and then 100-150 lbs per acre of 46-0-0 in the spring.