Garden Update

Madder root?

I’ve been weeding the garden in patches. Today I cleared out the snap pea patch and put in their climbing supports. While most of the deep rooted weeds and vines are gone (there are still a few) we now have hairy cress all over the place. Also some kind of ground cover. So gardening is my exercise this time of year. If I worked out and gardened, that would be it for me!

I accidentally pulled up this plant which I think is madder root. My plant ID app disagreed with me, though. I put it back in the ground, just in case. I wasn’t sure if the madder survived since the indigo overgrew it. I’m pretty sure this little guy is madder, though. Fingers crossed! I might have a little root to dye with this fall if so.

8 thoughts on “Garden Update

  1. I’m putting in some dye plants this year too – just to see what will grow here. Pretty sure the Hopi Sunflowers will since they should be suited for our soil and climate. It’s always an adventure and sometimes hard to tell between “weeds” and things that look like weeds but you want to actually grow 🙂

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