Last week I posted asking if my lavender was ready to cut. I got a lot of responses (thank you to everybody!) and the hive mind seemed to agree it needed another week if it was a sunny week. Well, it wasn’t sunny but for the purposes of experimentation I cut some more. So far the fresh cut lavender smells more lavender-y but I suspect it’s still too early.
week 2 cut:
week 1 is still drying, and not looking so hot:
Other bits of advice included wait until the very first of the flowers pop open, cut only on a dry day, for best potency cut in late morning or afternoon, hang in a dry dark place, cut just above where the leaves or side flowers (??) branch off, about eight inches, and wait until you notice more bees than usual paying attention to the plant.