We have been through the mill over here! It’s been a whirlwind! Planting more lavender, enjoying the growth of the second year plants, learning, making mistakes, mowing things that shouldn’t have been mowed. Consider us schooled…for now. I’m sure the lavender will learn us every year. Here are a few things that will help us go into next year a tad bit smarter…
When you put new plants in the ground, flag them or put something by them because your farm dog won’t pay attention and take the short cut when chasing critters off the property.
If you cut lavender too early, it will wilt and your bouquet will look really sad.
A goose might uproot a lavender plant out of curiosity but they find out quickly that lavender is not something they want to eat.
At the end of the season caterpillars love to hang out on the stems, be careful cutting the final bunches of lavender or you may behead one!
If you dig holes one day and go the next to put the plants in, check for toads first or you’ll scream when one jumps out at you.
Chickens love the lavender field and are very polite about leaving the plants alone.
Flag the new plants before you mow, or you may mow over one…and you’ll know this when you get a huge whiff of lavender while mowing. Not a good sign!
Weed cloth is the best invention in the entire world.
Have a scripted answer for “Lavender? What’s lavender?”