Tarrin (tarrinthetree) wrote in little_details,

Madder cultivation

Time/Location: Fantasy world with medieval technology

Searched: madder cultivation, growing madder, madder dye, madder root, etc

I have a character whose family cultivates madder to sell to the dye works in a city further south. While I’ve been able to find plenty of information about turning the fresh roots into dye, I’m having serious trouble finding information about actually growing the stuff. What sort of climate does madder grow best in? What would the daily tasks of someone who grows madder be? What are problems that one would run into while growing the plant?

Right now, the story is mostly an idea, and I can twist just about anything around to work with this. Any and all information would be wonderful.
Tags: ~plants

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