Woad and Weld


Earlier this year I stared some Woad in a planter to see how it would do.  So far it has survived the crazy weather and nibbling by local urban wildlife.  Looks like it would be possible to grow this one in planters if no yard is available.


This area is the Weld and one Woad plant behind.  And behind that is the dead lawn.  Current drought conditions are my excuse for letting the lawn go dormant. (Nice word for letting it dry out.)  I wouldn’t have a lawn at all but I’ve been outvoted.  Since I can’t get rid of it I’m expanding the dye plants and medicinal herbs out over it a section at a time.


One of the Weld plants with the Woad behind.

2 Responses to “Woad and Weld”

  1. 1 Lacey September 23, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Good Morning,
    What USDA zone are you located in? I am looking into creating a dye garden here in the Hudson Valley region of NY.

    • 2 jmjamison September 23, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I’m in the Southern California (Los Angeles) area. I think we are zone 10. Sunset garden book break up the area a bit differently. But, Woad and Weld are native to British Isles and Northern Europe so they would probably be more at home in your areas.

      By the way – beautiful pictures on your page!

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