First planting at new farm, June of 2018
Planted a 70’ row of 10 different cultivars. In fabric with irrigation on top.
Propagating by cuttings
To get pure varieties, you must take cuttings and not start by seed.
I like to plant 3.5” pots out in the field.
Rosemary, sage, thyme, and lavender are my favorite herbs to dry together.
Hang lavender upside down so the stems dry straight, but then store in a box upright so the buds don’t crush each other.
Harvest by hand with a sickle.
Lavender and Helichrysum
These two plants grow similarly and are both used in high end beauty products.
Pollinators love lavender too.
Sometimes you have to buy big plants.
Animals love it too.