Growing Lavender

Growing lavender is easier than you thinkGrowing lavender in your garden is easier than you think

Dry lavender has many uses so it’s no wonder many people want to dry their own.  Lavender can be used in aromatherapy and can be used as well as the main ingredient on most lotions and oils. Growing lavender and drying it is easy and this will require you to follow simple steps starting with harvesting the plant stems.

Harvesting the stems is easy and this requires the use of gardening shears in order to cut the stem just above the leaves when the buds are starting to open. The time when the bud is about to open is the time when oils are at their strongest so this is when you want to cut the plant to be sure you get the essential oils at their peak.

The harvested stems should then be secured by a rubber band and placed together in a safe area. Hang them upside down in a dry storage area – away from direct sunlight.

It takes about 7 to 10 days to dry lavender properly. When the lavender stems have dried up, the buds can be removed from the stem. Wrap the dried stems in a towel and gently roll them back and forth. This will cause the buds to fall off the stems. The stems and the buds can now be used separately. The buds are great for sachets or to use as potpourri!

If you are one of those people who loves lavender but can´t wait until the harvest or if you aren´t ready to start gardening yet you can grab fragrant lavender over on Amazon today and start enjoying it tomorrow without waiting.

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