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08/25/2013 / accfiber

The Garden grows on

I think my thumb is starting to turn green at last! Or maybe blue. My indigo is growing well, and I’ll be cutting a second harvest soon. I don’t know if I’ll actually get to make a vat with any of this indigo I’ve been growing anytime soon, but it’s been fun to grow it!

Kojyoko indigo growing in front of the weaving building

Kojyoko indigo growing in front of the weaving building

Kojyoko and Senbon in front of the community garden

Kojyoko and Senbon in front of the community garden

And as for that flowering bush next to the indigo, it lives up to its title of Butterfly Bush

The butterfly bush in the garden covered in butterflies

I grew two varieties this year: Kojyoko, a pink flower variety from seeds I collected from my plants last year, and Senbon, a white flower variety from seeds I purchased this year.
The leaves are a little different, but you can’t tell in this picture.

Kojyoko and Senbon growing side-by-side
Kojyoko and Senbon growing side-by-side

And then, there’s the cotton. I grew all cotton from seeds I collected from my plants last year. I have both green and white cotton growing in front of the weaving building and in the garden.
Considering I only had about 6 or 7 plants last year, this year I might actually have enough cotton to do something with it! Or at least think about doing something with it.  And they’re getting so tall! A few in front of the fibers building are getting to be taller than me. I guess they have to reach out in front of that awning above the building.

Green and white cotton plants growing in front of the weaving building

Green and white cotton plants growing in front of the weaving building

Cotton in the garden

Cotton flower

A cotton flower in bloom. Sometimes they are pink, sometimes they are white. I don’t know why, especially since it will happen on the same plant sometimes.

Cotton boll

A cotton boll that hasn’t opened yet.

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