Spring is in the air (kind of)! The snow has melted, the daffodils are coming up and we are very excited for asparagus season! Last year we built a small well protected garden for just Intermedia due to them mostly dying in the main field which is more exposed. Look how wonderful and green those… Continue reading French Lavender (Intermedia) Garden Update
After this year’s French lavender fiasco it was time for a rethink. It didn’t make any sense to have french lavender in the main field. It is simply too exposed. The wind whips up the hill and during cold spells it seems to cause problems. The options are to not have any french lavender at… Continue reading French Lavender (Intermedia) Garden
Given the Intermedia flunk we experienced this past year the question now is what do we do moving forward? Do we try again with Intermedia but cover them? Do we go more conservative and stick with what’s been working like Folgate, Sachet and Buena Vista? Or do we middle of the road it and do… Continue reading Year 4 Approach
Although our lavender comes from one source and they do a great job of providing the best lavender plants, it sometimes happens that the plant we were expecting is not the plant we get. An example this year is what should be a classic Hidcote Blue angustifolia. But instead when it bloomed we got this… Continue reading What In The World Is That Lavender
Looking around the internet and going to lavender farms, one of the pieces of equipment that we knew we needed was something to hang the lavender from for drying. When the 1400 plants are producing at an average rate from year 3 we should be looking at about 4000 bundles per year. That’s a lot!… Continue reading Lavender Hanging
The market stall has been going well and everything has been selling surprisingly quickly. It is so nice to see people checking things out and especially, taking some holiday snaps with the stall! We don’t advertise so the market stall is a gem to find. One of the conundrums we have with regards to selling… Continue reading Market Stall Product Packaging
Not much to say. The pictures say it all!
Part of the fun of working with the lavender the way we do is that because it’s less of a business and more of a hobby we can sometimes try things that in a more corporate world would have been a bit too risky. Case in point is the 500 or so different Intermedia that… Continue reading Oh No!
Yes they did. That would be a woodcock and they are on the go right now. They seem to be elusive little beasts as we are yet to spy one on our property doing their mating dance. But, I was fortunate enough to be out one morning last year when I came across a soft,… Continue reading Did someone say Bzzzzzzzzzzzzt
The market stall has been up for the summer now and we thought it was time for a quick update. Given that our road is fairly quiet and so traffic is limited we were not expecting much at all. But we have been surprised by the number of people stopping by and checking things out.… Continue reading Market Stall Update