Saturday, February 21, 2009

Seeding indigo for June harvest

Some of you have asked what I have been doing with my time. This is the best way to show you the work I have been doing at the farm. Many of the plants on the farm can be sewn directly into the soil but the indigo is sewn first in beds and then transplanted after aboout 2 months to the fields. There are two different varieties of indigo grown on the farm. Both can be harvested about 2 to 3 times a year and must be replanted every 2 to 3 years. The bottom picture is of the seed pods on the indigo bush. For the past few weeks I have been helping form the beds and sew the indigo.

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