Harvesting Lavender 2016

This year has turned out to be a great year for our lavender. I thought I’d take you through the process of harvesting and then show how we have used our lavenders in the past. Here are the plants before the harvest. Grosso lavender, which I’ve cut off in the back of this picture, is…

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Harvesting 2013 Melissa Lavender

Well, it’s lavender harvesting time again here at Happy Acres. My Melissa is the first to bloom and the first to harvest. Here is what I harvested yesterday. I always hang them to dry which takes several weeks. Last year I tried using bags which worked fine so I’ve done it again but not for…

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How to: Lavender Sugar

With all of this lavender harvested, I recently made some lavender sugar. It’s really easy and can be made with fresh or dried lavender. All you need is a cup of sugar and 1/8 cup of fresh lavender. If you are using dried, use 1-2¬† tablespoons lavender per cup of sugar. I used Royal Velvet…

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