Sowing woad!

We have had a few busy months – looking for the right organic field and for as many information as possible about flax and dye plants! Now it is time for action!

Today we have started sowing woad seeds – and we are running some germination tests.

We are hoping for a large crop – some will be used to produce ‘woad balls’ like the one shown here. This was one of the ways woad leaves were processed in the Middle Ages for storage. A larger portion will be processed on site to extract indigo dye! So watch this space!

As our seeds will be planted in certified organic soil we have selected Moorland Gold Organic Compost

Woad seeds lightly covered in soil

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s