Woad is an erect biennial that grows to between 1-3 feet, sometimes up to 4 feet in height. Its leaves are bluish green overlaid with a powdery white fluff.
Sowing Time: March Onwards
Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds thinly in seed trays. Cover lightly with soil and keep moist.
Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant them outside, leaving a foot of space between each. Woad likes an alkaline soil, so an application of lime, one week prior to planting, will give them the proper soil pH. Keep the woad seedlings moist.
After Care: Once established, other than water and a little fertilizer, there is little additional woad plant care until harvest.
Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.