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Feedback Friday April 3 - Shared screen with speaker view
amy
01:58:14
If you have questions based on what they are saying, let me know! I’ll try to sneak them in…
paigesmith
01:59:06
can you plant in pots? I only have an apartment deck space.
joanhunn
01:59:20
What is Milisa growing for the CSA?
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
01:59:28
How close do you plant the seedlings? I’m planting indigo.
Karen Tillou
01:59:29
are there certain species more suited to growing in big containers
Cara Piazza
01:59:50
in a small space 3 x 3 ft grow bag - which dye plants work well together? Is there a way to plant plants that grow at different times in the season?
amy
02:00:50
what Milisa is growing: https://plantworkshop.co/collections/pws/products/csa-membership
joanhunn
02:09:36
Is Weld invasive in the MidWest US?
amy
02:10:10
see all your questions :)
Bridgette Jones
02:12:36
i have marigold dried from last summer…. are they too old to dye with?
amy
02:14:31
How to mordant: https://botanicalcolors.com/how-to-mordant/
Erin
02:16:02
is it better to dye with fresh (alive or fresh cut) foraged dye stuff or plants or dried?
amy
02:16:21
Brece you should answer this!
Gretchen L
02:16:43
I am considering growing comfrey for dye. I have a slope that is currently invaded by raspberry and wild grass. What do I need to do to prepare the soil to plant comfrey there?
Gretel Norgeot
02:16:54
Many vegetable offer dyes from the un-used portion, such as Rhubarb leaves or carrot and beet tops.
Cara Piazza
02:19:51
amazing! I have a lil backyard so will be inside / outside / fire escape
Kathy Green
02:19:54
Other than marigolds, what can I grow at 9000ft with 7=/-
joanhunn
02:20:05
Comfrey is invasive in the upper midwest of US. Don’t know where you are located, Gretchen L. It grows very easily.
Bridgette Jones
02:20:08
I got a ton of marigold blossoms from a small space
Kathy Green
02:20:35
+/- frost free days and very dry?
Gretchen L
02:20:38
joanhunn I am in New England
brecehoneycutt
02:20:40
As far as dyeing with fresh vs dried. I do both. If you can use the flowers the day you gather them, that is good. If you cannot use them, it is good to freeze them or dry them. If your question is what is the intensity of the color fresh vs dried, I am not sure that I can answer that.
Erin
02:21:22
Thanks Brece! That answers it :)
Gretchen L
02:22:44
Re fresh vs dried, for eco printing I use both. For the leaves, seems to matter more when I gathered it than how long they’ve been sitting dry in my basement. In my experience, flowers seem to lose their “juice” over time.
Karen Tillou
02:22:46
seems like deep rooted things like weld and woad are least suited to container culture, where things with easy rooting stems/bases might be best suited (Persicaria, chamomile, coreopsis, marigold)
amy
02:22:49
Thanks Brece! Brece is @onacolonialfarm on Instagram to keep following her eco-printing
Cara Piazza
02:26:00
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/ethnobotany/dyes.shtml
joanhunn
02:26:06
Here is an article on growing a dye garden in Australia: http://theplanthunter.com/au/gardens/growing-dye-garden/
Karen Tillou
02:26:33
season extension techniques (cold frames, mini hoop houses/greenhouses, floating row cover) will help with folks growing at high elevations and colder climates. it’s good to have heat for seed germinating, but once plants are growing, they can withstand temps in the 40F-50F range for brief times. i set my persicaria plants out in late april here in Portland, with floating row cover for protection.
amy
02:27:09
Sasha Duerr’s new book is out this month too on this! http://www.sashaduerr.com/books
Cara Piazza
02:27:52
Here is an open source resource list https://www.are.na/cara-piazza/natural-dye-resources Please feel free to add!
amy
02:28:08
Thanks Cara!
Laura Berkowitz Gilbert
02:30:31
I bought indigo seeds while in Japan - the package says Polygonum Tinctorium - is that the same as Persicaria Tinctoria?
Karen Tillou
02:30:34
madder is related to lady’s bedstraw, that i used to grow outside my deer fencing and the deer didn’t bother that. i’d try it. the “stickiness” of the stems and leaves might deter deer.
paigesmith
02:31:35
does anyone know of any natural dye growing farms/gardens that take volunteers or internships?
Erin
02:31:49
random question… for the 3-2-1 indigo vat. is it by volume or by weight?
Erin
02:31:53
or either?
aleksandraazbel
02:31:53
One more question! So if I grow madder in a pot can I leave it out during the winter (New England winter) or can I bring it indoors and keep it in a dark basement?
Cara Piazza
02:34:57
I’M TAKING IT!
amy
02:35:04
she’s great!!
Erin
02:35:08
Thats AWESOME!
Caitlin McCall
02:37:28
Do you work with any of the Fibershed chapters?
Cara Piazza
02:39:51
So nice meeting ya’ll! Have to hop into another! xx
amy
02:41:23
I run the Southeastern New England Fibershed Caitlin!
Laurie Lausen
02:42:04
Thank you this was great. We are all blessed to have handwork and gardens during this crazy time Be Well
Katrin
02:42:04
Thank you! xo
katrina
02:42:06
Thank you!!!
Allison Page
02:42:08
This is so wonderful. Thank you so much! So excited for the next Feedback Fridays!
Caitlin McCall
02:42:20
Thank you!!
Bridgette Jones
02:42:22
thank you!!!!
Terri
02:42:44
thank you