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!