[permaculture] Indigo source?
Lisa in Oregon
lisamaciver8 at yahoo.com
Mon May 9 23:53:08 EDT 2005
Pinetree has seeds (www.superseeds.com/herb_seeds.htm) and so does
Richters as I recall (www.richters.com, but not working right now).
But your original sources could be fine.
You might check hardiness - as I recall indigo is tropical and not
frost hardy, or maybe only to zone 9 or 10. Might double check on
the shade tolerance too, I've seen references that it requires sun.
Other N fixers to consider are bayberry and goumi... which some say
tolerate shade. Maybe not quite as useful for dye...
Lisa in Ashland Oregon
--- Norris Thomlinson <scrub at corrupt.net> wrote:
> Does anyone have a recommended source for obtaining indigo
> tinctoria)? I'd like to put a few N-fixing bushes on the north side
> of a
> house where it's shady and/or dry.
> I'm planning to just get a packet of seeds from either of these
> unless someone has a better suggestion! I'm in Portland, Oregon
> Norris Thomlinson
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