July 31, 2020
|Starting to turn antifreeze green, but not done yet...|
Ding ding ding!
We have extracted indigo!
|Even a nice iridescent blue sheen on top.|
Before the next step, we are now done with the plant material and need to remove it as best we can. It's a great addition to your compost. I just put mine right back in the indigo garden.
|Scooping it out with a rake...|
|...and putting it around my cut plants in the garden as mulch.|
Now that we have some unstable indoxyl in water, we need to stabilize it and alkalyze it.
Onwards to Step 3!
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