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It's Marigold Time Again

I have always loved marigolds.  I love the way they small and I love the colors.  I love that they will help keep the bugs away from your vegetables.  I love that they are easy to grow.  And I especially love that I have a great reason to grow them now.  They are a great dye. Depending on your choice of mordant, you can get lots of different colors with marigolds although they are all in the yellow to orange family.  Alum will give you a bright yellow.  It's even a brighter yellow with tin.  Chrome adds a golden tint anyway so marigolds are a rich golden orange.  Copper adds a greenish tone to the yellow and iron saddens the...

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