The Benibana Museum (The Safflower Museum)

9. How to Grow Benibana (紅花のそだて方)

  1. Sowing
    • 4 kilograms of matured moan per a meter square, 100 grams of chemical fertilizer, 700 grams of garden lime. From the rear of March to at the head of April, 3~4 seeds are sown in a graining fields and thinly covered by the soil.
  2. Culling out
    • Twice or three times' culling out is done when benibana grows about 20 centimeters high at the middle of April and adjust about 25 benibanas per a meter square. (The leaves after culling out are eatable for boiled greens)
  3. Additional fertilizer
    • The mature must be given as a chemical fertilizer from the end of April to the rear of May and cover the roof with soil.
  4. Prevention of the breeding and extermination
    • Benibana is weak against anthracnose. Give proper hydrating agent diluted 600 times and spray it each 7 or 10 days.
  5. Flower
    • Flowers come at the beginning of July. When the petal is opened enough, a flower can be cut. The petal turns red after opening, pick the petal and make a dried flower.
  6. Dried flower
    • Hang the cut flowers in the shade not be rained for a month, then beautiful dried flowers can be made.
  7. Seeds
    • To gather the seeds, keep blooming to the dried flower and thresh them.

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  1. Benibana (Safflower : Carthamus Tinctorius) Revived
  2. From the Horigome Residence of a Wealthy Farmer to the Museum
  3. Horigome's Former Residence
  4. The Benibana House
  5. Place of Origin of Benibana
  6. Flora of Benibana
  7. Kinds of Benibana
  8. Its Use and Effect
  9. How to Grow Benibana
  10. Variety of Dyeing Materials
  11. Main Plants Dyes
  12. Technique of Benibana Dyes
  13. Benibana Dyeing for Everybody
  14. How to Make Benibana Wine
  15. How to Make Rouge
  16. History of Benibana
  17. Benibana Charmed the Noblemen
  18. Benibana for Tax Obligation
  19. Nobunaga Oda Made a Present of Benibana
  20. Supplication of Yoshiaki Mogami
  21. Anrakuji Temple Documents of Benibana Donation
  22. Evaluation of Mogami Benibana
  23. Prosperity of Flower Market
  24. "Mebaya" and "Sanbe" as Traders
  25. All the Fields Covered with Benibana
  26. Two Haiku Lines of Benibana
  27. Yield of Benibana
  28. Area under Cultivation of Mogami-benibana
  29. Price of Mogami-benibana
  30. Route of Benibana Conveyance
  31. Deterioration of Mogami Benibana
  32. Decline of Domestic Benibana
  33. Life of Mogami-benibana
  34. Kahoku Town - Town of Safflower
  35. Benibana Tradings
  36. Benibana Jizo as a Guardian
  37. Color of Twelve Official Ranks
  38. Rich Benibana Traders and Road of Culture
  40. Conversion Table
  41. Access