The Gardener's Gift Box
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A slow and heartfelt gift for the color enthusiast in your life (including yourself!). The Gardener's Gift Box includes a variety of seeds to grow your own dye garden plus a vintage botanical design scarf.
Each seed envelope is hand-stamped and contains plenty of seeds to grow your garden, including both marigold and weld seeds grown using organic methods. You can grow these in containers as well, although the weld can get quite tall!
The seeds packets are wrapped in a vintage, printed scarf made of natural fiber (either silk or cotton). This lovely collection comes wrapped in hand-made paper.
Weld has been used for hundreds of years to produce beautiful, light- and wash-fast yellows. Sow the seeds in freshly turned, open ground after last frost. Since weld grows a taproot, it is not as keen to be transplanted. If growing in a container, make sure they have lots of space and can grow a deep root. Cut the plant tops off when flowering to dry or process immediately for dye. These are excellent self-sowers, and can grow to be quite tall depending on your conditions. Suitable for most climates.
Marigold can be started early indoors or directly sown after first frost. You can also plant these in pots or containers. Harvest the flowers as they bloom (I let the pollinators visit them for a couple days before harvesting). Freeze or dry the blooms, and at the end of the season, cut the green plant tops to use for dye as well!
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