Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: Grow

Growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria

Growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria

This blog post is about growing and harvesting Persicaria tinctoria. I bought some dye plants online in Italy while I was on holiday last year. The reason for this is that I couldn’t get hold of the seeds or cuttings online in the UK. If […]

Growing and Harvesting Madder root

Growing and Harvesting Madder root

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting madder root. Madder is an old ancient natural dye. it is also known with its Latin name as Rubia tinctorum. The color mainly comes from its root. I have recently looked into natural dyeing in more […]

Growing and harvesting perilla leaves

Growing and harvesting perilla leaves

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting perilla leaves. Perilla also is known as the Japanese beefsteak plant or Perilla frutescens. It is grown as a bedding plant in the UK. But not many know that this plant is edible. It is sold […]

Growing and Harvesting Chop suey Greens

Growing and Harvesting Chop suey Greens

This blog post is on growing and harvesting chop suey greens. Also known as Chopsuey Greens Shungiku or Chrysanthemum coronarium or Garland chrysanthemum. A family of chrysanthemum the flowers of these greens do resemble them. Chop suey greens are easy to grow leafy greens that […]

Growing and harvesting blueberries

Growing and harvesting blueberries

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting blueberries. Blueberries are now considered a superfood due to its high antioxidant content. It’s a mild-tasting fruit that harvested during mid-summer. It is a mild sweet taste with a bit of acid from the berry. It […]

Growing and harvesting Courgette Tromboncino

Growing and harvesting Courgette Tromboncino

This is a blog post on growing and harvesting courgette tromboncino. Last year I have grown it in my garden. I must say it is a great courgette variety to grow. Courgette Tromboncino simply in Italian means Trumpets. It is also known as Courgette Albenga. […]

Growing and harvesting saffron at home

Growing and harvesting saffron at home

this is a blog post on growing and harvesting saffron at home. Saffron is a spice used to color a common dish called paella. It can be used to color drinks and food like rice or meat dishes as well. It is one of the […]