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A Passion for Purple: The Lavender Farm

DIY's The Dirt on Gardening visits The Lavender Farm, a family-run farm in central California dedicated to one famously fragrant flower.

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for sachets wait until lavener has fully bloomed
Photo 5 of 5Lisa Hertel is seen harvesting lavender.

Harvesting(5 of 5)

The best time to harvest lavender is just after the blossoms have started to open. In that way, the stems have not dried out and will be less likely to shatter. If you're making sachets, however, you can wait until the flowers have fully bloomed. Then it will be easy to shake the seed-heads free.