There is something so sweet about growing a plant from seed. I haven’t done it in a long time. Mostly because I haven’t enough time and my patience is used on everything else.
Two weeks ago: I ordered some indigo seeds.
One week ago: They arrived from across the Atlantic – in a small padded envelope. I looked inside the envelope and almost didn’t find my indigo seeds. I was surprised to see how tiny they are and how few there were. 12 And how precious that makes them, especially if I have plans to grow and harvest leaves for blue dye.
This week: I waited for each seed to expand after soaking and have now planted nine, each in it’s individual cell. (I’ve learned that they are delicate for transplant.) I realized after reading that indigo likes heat, that my kitchen counter may be chilly to Indigo, while comfortable for me in this heat wave. I put them outside, hoping they will love the warmth and humidity and germinate into healthy little sprouts.
I can’t believe it… now I have two sprouts,the one above now turned upright and another, all today!
I do this as an experiment, of course, always with the likelihood of some level of failure, although I am never sorry because I always learn something. I may learn that I should just buy blue dye in a box or I may learn something that will make a great story in my August dye workshop.