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KathyB

I love growing unusual and interesting things and am teaching my son to love it too. I have a tiny mostly potted garden in Newcastle NSW.

Tropaeolum majus 'Empress of India'

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KathyB

And it's pH reactive too. Plus vinegar on the left. Baking soda on the right didn't do much (I think the colour change is the result of adding white powder not a chemical reaction). Yesterday I had it turning teal with the water at work... No idea what's in the water!! Eep!

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AurigaFlora

Some plants produce different colours depending on the age of the leaf and how soon you use it. Australian mistletoe changes colour with lead age.

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KathyB

@AurigaFlora the baking soda actually ended up reacting too. Made it a very light purple

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AurigaFlora

Keep experimenting. Are you dyeing anything in particular?

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KathyB

@AurigaFlora lol I was planning on using it with food :) but I am not sure how well the flavour has been preserved. It's there but not sure, have to experiment

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Annettenoosa

The flowers look good filled with fruity cream cheese. Creates taste contrast of pepper and sweet.

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KathyB

@Annettenoosa I've made some nasturtium vinegar and was thinking I'd try reducing it and pouring over some homemade labna :)

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KathyB

@Annettenoosa I've made some nasturtium vinegar and was thinking I'd try reducing it and pouring over some homemade labna :)

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KathyB

I've been playing around with drying flowers to make food additives. The deep red nasturtiums made this colour!

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