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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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.
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