It Frosted Last Night! I Better Process the Woad

I just cleaned up a bunch of yucky plants from the garden. Stupid frost killed the green beans, the melon vines, and the green peppers, and damaged the tomatoes. Before the woad leaves get destroyed, I am going to pick them all and boil them up. Jenny Dean says, in Wild Color, to process them to a step just before adding the chemical to remove the air, and bottle the liquid up to the top so no air gets to the solution.

I can do this.

Taking a question to FaceBook before I start boiling water, though. suggests boiling the leaves to break down the plants enough to extract more woad.  This site also does not mention adding the thiourea dioxide. Her new site:, is really nice but I’m not finding this article mirrored there.

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