Shortly after buying our land a close friend mentioned that she had always wanted to grow lavender. We said, we’ve got the land let’s do it. That was the beginning of a lovely journey.
The first year we planted 60 plants. It was a tough year with little rain and then a freaky snowstorm where they were buried in a foot of snow. They survived and we had our first harvest the following summer. With 60 plants it wasn’t a huge harvest but it was a success none the less.
Feeling confident. Our two families (4 adults, 4 kids) got to work building our fragrant endeavor. We now have close to a thousand plants spread over 2 terraces. With the new fields we have had a successful first harvest spread over two days.
This past harvest we hung the lavender to dry, adding an extra scent to the construction of the barn.