Woad – 100+ seeds


100+ organically grown Woad Seeds. Used to make blue dye since ancient times, woad has tinted fibers for the ancient Egyptians, the Vikings, and now for you!

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IMPORTANT: Woad can be invasive in certain areas and is considered a “noxious weed” in certain US states. Because of this, I cannot ship to the following states: California, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. See https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ISTI for more information.
International shipping is not available.

Used to make blue dye since ancient times, woad has tinted fibers for the ancient Egyptians, the Vikings, and now for you! These seeds are carefully saved from my own dye garden in Minnesota. I never use pesticides or herbicides and all seeds are hand collected and sorted. **These seeds were harvested in 2022 for the 2023 season planting**

Woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a biennial member of the Brassica family, and as such is a fairly easy plant to grow. It is frost-tolerant and can be directly seeded outside as soon as the ground is workable. Planting up to and just past the last frost date in your areas should give your plants time to grow, and you can get one to three (or more?) harvests depending on your growing season! I usually sow more seeds than I think I’ll need since young plants may be transplanted.

First year woad leaves hold the blue dye potential, but second year plants can be kept for their yellow flowers and seeds, or the leaves used for a pink dye! It takes some coaxing to get a blue color from the leaves, either via a reduction method or traditional vat. I recommend Jenny Dean’s Wild Color book as an excellent resource.

{ D E T A I L S }
– Organically-grown non-GMO Woad Seeds (Isatis tinctoria)
– Color: Grows woad plants for blue or pink dye production
– Amount: Sold in units of 100+ (about 0.5gm), 200+ (about 1 gm) seeds

I test samples of all of my seeds to ensure viability but cannot guarantee growth due to handling and specific conditions. If your seeds don’t grow please contact me and we’ll troubleshoot!

Make sure to look around the shop – there are also dried dye materials, dye kits, dyed skeins and color sets available! Questions about naturally dyed yarn? See the FAQ!

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Your seeds will ship in the next 3-5 days unless otherwise stated in the listing details. Most ship more quickly!

{H O W T O B U Y }
-Select the quantity of seeds you want
-Click “Buy it Now” or “Add to cart” button in the upper right corner
-Follow the instructions to check out
-Congratulations! You will soon be ready to plant!

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Additional information

Weight .09 kg
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 cm


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