In spring 2021, a bed of dyer plants was planted in the garden in front of the barn. This is obvious because a dyer's cellar was already established in the cellar of the barn when it was relocated.

Since very small seedlings were also planted, the plants were marked with a stick to avoid being trampled and covered with leaves to protect them from evaporation. The fence temporarily serves as chicken protection, and finally another layer of mulch is added on top for weed suppression and further evaporation protection.


Planted were:
blue wild indigo, Baptisia australis, -> blue
dyer's rocket, Reseda luteola, -> yellow
dyer's woad, Isatis tinctoria, -> indigo blue
yellow chamomile, Anthemis tinctoria, -> warm yellow
european goldenrod, Solidago virgaurea, -> golden to brown-yellow
hollyhock, Alcea rugosa, -> dark red
amaranth, Amaranthus, -> amaranth bright red going into blue
golden tickseed, Coreopsis tinctoria, -> mahogany red (reddish brown)
safflower, Carthamus saflor, -> red (carthamin) and yellow (carthamidin)

The rare slit-leaved cardoons Dipsacus laciniatus have continued to grow in the bed for several years. They used to be used for dyeing and wool processing. The common soapwort Saponaria officinalis, which is needed for washing wool, is also found there.

Some of the plants have moved from the garden at Saargauhaus, others were sown in pots for cultivation, and a few were again contributed by Annette Fehrholz from Variety in Bengel.

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