Category Archives: General

12
Sep

Distillation of Lavender Oil

The Distillation of Jersey Lavender Oil All our Jersey lavender oil is distilled from our own plants grown on the Jersey Lavender Farm. The process is a fairly straightforward one, though many seem pretty mystified by it. In many respects distillation hasn’t changed for centuries. It’s also not too different from the distillation of

Published Date: 12th September 2017
Category: General, Lavender Farm, Lavender Oil
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07
Sep

Lavender’s Biblical Roots

Lavender is up there with some of the world’s most ancient documented plants, for example hieroglyphic texts from Ancient Egypt detail the use of lavender in embalming and cosmetics. And further to this when the tomb of Tutankhamen was opened, jars filled with ointments or salves containing something resembling lavender were found. It was

Published Date: 7th September 2017
Category: General, Types of lavender

01
Sep

Harvesting of Lavender

I’m often asked by prospective lavender farmers about harvesting lavender, and how it’s done. The fact is there is no “right method”. A huge anount depends on the acerage of lavender that you have, how it is laid out in the fields and what you want to do with it. For us at the Jersey Lavender Farm, where we have nine

Published Date: 1st September 2017
Category: Dried lavender, General, Lavender Farm
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20
Aug

The Many Uses of Lavender Syrup

Recently we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the many wonderful uses of lavender in savoury dishes – yum yum yum! However after stopping by our local farm shop and picking up a punnet of the freshest, biggest and sweetest strawberries I think I’ve ever eaten (apparently the long period of cold weather this year has caused the

Published Date: 20th August 2017
Category: Cooking with lavender, General, Lavender Products

08
Aug

Companion Planting With Lavender

Not only does Lavender make a fantastic addition to your garden due to its striking architectural foliage, beautiful flowers and gorgeous scent, but it can also be beneficial to those plants around it. Companion Planting is nothing new, having been used for centuries before the invention of artificial pesticides, to keep plants healthy and

Published Date: 8th August 2017
Category: Gardening with Lavender, General, Lavender Farm, Lavender plants