Saturday, November 05, 2011

Another Visitor

Today I cut down the indigo and laid it out to dry in the sun. It was not quite hot enough to get it really dry. Sunday is forecast to have more sun and to be warmer so I will leave it out for another day to get it is dry as possible. The flower heads will then be cut off and bundled to hang to dry so the seeds will fall out. I am crossing my fingers that I have a nice crop of seeds! The indigo plot had a visitor that I had to ask to move out before I cut it.

Praying Mantis guarding the indigo. I think she looks like an alien from another planet.


  1. Anonymous10:51 AM

    did you plant a new crop this year with these seeds? i ordered seeds from Rowland and the plants are not about a foot tall. if we get some good heat in june i may do a first harvest and look for more in august... can't wait!

    1. Yes I have my seedlings started but I am running late this year. With the changes in education in Indiana we are swamped with paperwork that has to be filed and it has kept me busy. I will probably only get one or two harvests this time. Your harvest will be great with all that sunshine you have!

  2. Anonymous2:57 PM

    thanks for the advice on composting with the ice chest- that just may be how i do it with my small amount.