*PRE ORDER* Japanese Indigo Seeds- 'Persicaria Tinctoria' SHIPS mid-DEC 2018

*PRE ORDER* Japanese Indigo Seeds- 'Persicaria Tinctoria' SHIPS mid-DEC 2018

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Japanese Indigo (Persicaria Tincotoria -or- Polygonum Tintorium') is a favorite variety of indigotin bearing plant to grow in temperate to hot areas. The plant belongs to the buck wheat family and produces a beautiful blue green aqua color on silk and wool (protein fibers) using a very simple 'fresh leaf' method outlined here on my blog. If you grow enough (more than a few plants worth) and have sufficient leaf weight you may also like to try extracting the indigotin from the leaves to create an indigo vat to dye true indigo blues on all types of natural fibers. Instructions on germinating, growing, and harvesting your indigo are included with your seed order. Sow indoors 6 weeks before the last threat of frost in your area for a jump start on the season to give yourself multiple harvests throughout the summer and early fall, or directly in the ground in full sun with plenty of water during the spring and a deeply weekly watering during the summer.

Each packet contains 1 gram or approximately 250 seeds. Please sow this season (2018), as germination rate diminishes after one year. Shipping in the US included.

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