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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Recipe: Lavender Shortbread Cookies

If you have wondered what in the world I am going to do with all of the lavender I’ve harvested this summer, here is one of the treats I made with my Melissa Lavender. This was my Melissa harvest this summer.   So let’s get started. In a grinder, grind up the lavender with 1…

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Harvesting Melissa

Yesterday I started my harvesting of lavender from our new lavender bed I planted last June. This whole bed is new and it replaced the space where our dearly departed Elm shaded our yard. I am amazed at the difference a year makes. Here is the same area last June. This lavender bed has several…

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