There are few additions to my garden this week: I planted a mix of sunflower seeds that I recently was given and am working on re-planting my lettuces. The other project that has taken several days of work was harvesting my French and English lavender. Both were basically done blooming, so I cut off all the blooms then did a bit of trimming on the plant. It will grow back larger than it was before I trimmed it, so don't be afraid of some trimming, just don't go crazy and kill it. After cutting the blooms, it is necessary to bundle them in about handful sizes and tie with string or vegetable twisty-ties. Hang each bundle up in a dark, dry (can be cool) place for a few days. Once the lavender is dried, you can use the lavender as it is or strip the blooms off and use in crafts. French and English lavender work well because they have the lovely lavender smell, most Spanish lavenders do not. Do not use lavender that has been sprayed with any chemicals or pesticides for culinary purposes.
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