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What Is True Indigo – Tinctoria Indigo Info And Care

By Liz Baessler

Indigofera tinctoria, often called true indigo or simply just indigo, is probably the most famous and widespread dye plant in the world. It’s a wonderfully useful plant, however, and very much worth growing for the adventurous gardener and home dyer. Learn more here.

Indigo Plant Harvest – Tips On Picking Indigo For Dye

By Teo Spengler

Although the popularity of the natural dye stalled when a synthetic dye was developed, picking indigo for dye is making a comeback. If you want to learn how to harvest indigo to make your own dye, click here. We’ll tell you how and when to pick indigo plants.

Indigo Plant Varieties: Learn About Different Indigo Plants

By Teo Spengler

The popular color “indigo” is named after several plants in the genus Indigofera famous for the natural blue obtained from the plant leaves. Some varieties are used medicinally, while others are beautiful and ornamental. Learn about different indigo plants here.

Watering Indigo Plants: Information On True Indigo Water Needs

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Whether you are growing indigo in your garden to make the dye or just to enjoy the pretty flowers and growth habit, indigo irrigation requirements are important to understand to help it thrive. This article will help with that. Click here for more information.

Indigo Dyeing Guide – How To Dye With Indigo Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

What if you want to make your own plant-based dye and bypass all those chemicals? Dyeing with indigo allows you to ensure the dye is non-toxic and you get to watch a fascinating chemical process as a green plant goes to blue. Learn more in this article.

Dye From Indigo Plants: Learn About Making Indigo Dye

By Amy Grant

Unlike other colors that could easily be obtained, blue remained a difficult color to recreate – until it was discovered that dye could be made from indigo plants. Making indigo dye, however, is no easy task. So, how do you make dye indigo plant dye? Learn more here.

Indigo Plant Pruning – How To Prune Indigo Plants In The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing indigo isn’t difficult as long as you can provide ample sunlight and warmth. However, pruning true indigo regularly keeps the plant healthy and attractive. Click here and we’ll explore indigo plant pruning and cutting back indigo.

Indigo Seed Planting Guide: When To Sow Indigo Seeds

By Mary Ellen Ellis

True indigo (Indigofera tinctoria) can be grown successfully by seed for a pretty flowering shrub or to provide you with leaves to make a natural blue dye. Click this article for tips on how and when to sow indigo plant seeds in the garden.

Indigo Insect Pests – Dealing With Bugs That Eat Indigo

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

One reason indigo plants have so easily spread globally is because there are very few bugs that eat indigo. Learn more about pests of indigo plants in this article and find out if control measures are necessary.

Growing Indigo Plants From Cuttings – How To Root Indigo Cuttings

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Whether you use them as a source of indigo dye, a cover crop, or just for bountiful late summer blooms, growing indigo plants from cuttings is not hard. There are a few methods you may use to propagate indigo from cuttings. This article will help get you started.

Indigo Plant Propagation: Learn About Starting Indigo Seeds And Cuttings

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Indigo has long been highly regarded for its use as a natural dye plant. While the process of extracting and preparing indigo dye is very complex, indigo can be an interesting and educational addition to the landscape. Learn about indigo plant propagation here.

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