In the spring of 2021,
I decided to start some seeds to grow my own indigo (persicaria tinctoria).
Happily, the plants grew well and there was a nice harvest of beautiful green leaves that yielded intoxicating shades of blue. Here are some photos of my first foray into the magical world of this centuries-old indigo dye.
After a number of dips in the dye bath, I can begin to see the shades of blue jeans!