Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Rosemary Beetle

If these little chaps don't decimate my lavender before then, I will be harvesting it in a couple of weeks, and plan to make lavender bags later in the year.

Apparently the best time to harvest it is the end of June or the beginning of July. I have to tie it in bundles and hang it somewhere. I have a shelving system made of steel racks, I am thinking I could probably hang the bundles from the top shelf of that, then I read it has to be hung in the dark, or inside brown paper bags, which are not exactly easy to get hold of for me. Is this really necessary? I have also read I should harvest it both first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening, which can't both be correct. Have any of you done this before? All suggestions/instructions gratefully received, both for harvesting and drying the lavender, and for nifty things to do with it afterwards!


  1. I've harvested lavender and hung it upside down in my room to dry out. As long as it's not in direct sunlight it seems to come out OK.

    I do love lavender :)

  2. I will give it a go then. Some of the instructions I was coming across were very detailed and also contradictory! If it worked for you without paper bags or dark cupboards, hopefully it will be alright. Thanks, Jenny.


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