Dye Garden Storm casualties

24 Jul

Some walking wounded plants in the dye garden. We had a severe thunderstorm roll thru this afternoon. Fortunately no hail but wicked NW winds at about 40-50 mph. Hopefully the madder and Japanese indigo will raise their heads with the sun tomorrow. The indigo suffrucitosa did ok as it is sheltered from the winds. I Imagine I will be drying some Japanese indigo earlier than planned if the stems broke.

Madder root blow over, not bad grown for roots so just need to keep alive.

Sad Japanese Indigo, I hope it pulls thru as I don't have much.

Indigo Suffrucitosa still standing!

3 Responses to “Dye Garden Storm casualties”

  1. Liz A July 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Only a few drops fell in our neck of the woods, but it was enough to drop the temperature 20 degrees. Crazy weather … glad you didn’t have hail.

    Hoping you’ll put out a call for harvesting help again … and that we will be in town this time around.

    • debmcclintock July 24, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

      Small hail was around us but we did not get any thankfully. I think I have one more year to hit the madder root harvest rotation.

  2. Christina Palafox July 28, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    Sorry to hear about your dye garden. Texas is so hard on plants. Seems like the only sure thing around here is cochineal.The madder you gave me was doing well until this summer. Am trying to keep it alive in the drought. Hope your indigo makes it.

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