Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Planning the dye beds

Finally I'm planning the layout for my garden dye beds. I want eight 4'X8' beds with 2' pathways in between. I'll have:
Yellow Bedstraw (Galium verum) - red from the roots, 4 plants in 16 sq. ft.
Madder - red from the roots, 6 plants in 32 sq.ft.
Dahlias - orange yellows from the flowers, 8 plants in 32 sq. ft.
Weld (Reseda luteola) - yellow from the flowering tops, 32 plants in 16 sq.ft.
Yellow Cosmos - yellows from the flowers, 12 plants in 6 sq.ft.
Peppergrass/Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum) - a really clear yellow from flowers and plant, 256 plants in 64 sq.ft.
Japanese Indigo (Polygonum tinctorium) - blues from the fresh leaves, 40 plants in 64 sq.ft.

I'm also buying flax seed for two 4X8 beds.

I'm making some drawings.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 5th Spinning

Spinning every day in April.