Lavender and Mint Harvests

July 27, 2017

Fresh summer fragrances from flowers and herbs delight the senses — one of the best things about having these plantings in the garden. (But be careful! Mint will overtake your garden quickly!) Right now we're pretty excited to see our garden awash with purple and green.

How-To Dry Lavender

Take a piece of summer with you to enjoy year round by drying lavender blooms from your garden!

  1. Harvest lavender just before it’s fully bloomed by cutting at the base of the stem, just above the leaves.
  2. Gather the flowers into a bunch, tapping them on the bottom of the stems against a countertop so that they line up neatly.
  3. Tie stems tightly with twine or a rubber band.
  4. Find a dark place to dry the bunch slowly to best preserve its color and hand the bunch upside down by looping the string over a nail or hook.
  5. Ensure the bunch is fully dry (about 2 - 4 weeks). When you brush your finger along the flowers they should easily fall off. Collect them to use in sachets or for baking.

Our favorite things harvested from fields of lavender and mint

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