Indigofera Suffruticosa seeds for sale

23 Apr

The temps have finally cranked up in central Texas and I am finally confident I can keep my Indigofera Suffruticosa seedlings happy. You can join the seed planting party here at my Etsy shop. https://etsy.me/3tnpIAv As of early July seeds are still available in my shop. You’ll get a good start of growth still with the summer heat!

Seeds soaking in hot water overnight.

I’ve soaked my seeds overnight allow them to swell. They are labeled to keep my husband from “cleaning” the bowls. Imagine why….

Using a spoon I put them in the prepared seed trays. Hopefully the 80° F weather will feel better than the cooler temps. We gone thru worm season, now I need to watch for crickets. Weather is cranky this year and the insects are confused, as are the humans.

The bad news is that I believe I lost all my plants during the Texas deep freeze in mid-February. We covered the plants with frost cloth and had heat lamps in place but 6 days without power, freezing temps, ice & snow took out my plants despite our efforts to protect the plants. I lost 2, 3, & 4 year old plants. We are on the north range of the plants and usually can protect them. This weather was evil. Olive tree growers ride the same risk being located at the northern boundary of the grow zone. I am seeing reports of olive tree loss.

Fortunately I have seed and will grow again. We haven’t pull the plants yet, I keep hoping they will surprise me. The prairie larkspurs are giving them a send off.

2 Responses to “Indigofera Suffruticosa seeds for sale”

  1. indigo2day August 8, 2021 at 11:57 am #

    Hi Deb ! I am learning so much from your site . Thank you so much for sharing. What type of soil does the indigo do best in ? I’m cleaning out an area that hopefully I can prep for growing some indigo. Thank you for your time.

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    • debmcclintock August 8, 2021 at 12:58 pm #

      Thank you, I can only tell you about my soil. It is heavy clay amended with garden soil. I had manure and more garden soil every couple of years when plants freeze and I have to replace them. Good luck!

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