Natural Dyes - Indigo Seeds
Japanese Indigo Seeds $12.00 per packet
Each packet contains 15g / ½ oz/ 2 tablespoons of Japanese Indigo (Polygonum tinctorium, Persicaria tinctoria) seeds.
I did a test planting of these seeds in a "Burpees Greenhouse" and had a very good rate of germination!
I recommend growing guidelines available at: http://www.rickettsindigo.com/starting-seeds/
Seeds are best started indoors and planted outside after the last frost.
These seeds are from my garden in South Carolina and the plants were harvested for the seeds in the fall of 2017.
Japanese Indigo produces tiny pink flowers that are much loved by the bees!!
Because I winnowed by hand, expect some other plant material mixed in with them.
While not all seeds will germinate you should have enough to plant a 1000 foot-row.
You can refrigerate leftover seeds to keep for next year.