Spring preparations for an indigo garden

At the March 6 LearnAlong, members learned how to make little paper pots to use when starting seedlings, in this case Japanese indigo plants. The leaves of this plant will give a beautiful blue by the end of the summer—planting the seeds now is a wonderful way to welcome spring, with the anticipation of long summer days and glorious sunshine.

A week later, Lynda reported that her seeds had begun to germinate. She had placed the little pots on a heating pad, which no doubt spurred the little plants on.

We’ll watch the progress as these little plants develop over the summer and get ready to yield their glorious natural colours!