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Lavender

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY

Lavender

Pruning all varieties.

Olives

We harvest olives only after a decent amount of rainfall and preferably after a cold snap. Thus we usually end up harvesting in January, during the *halcyon days*. However, since the trees should not be touched, and certainly not pruned, when they are wet harvest here has been known to slip into February or even March.

FEBRUARY

Olives

MARCH

Lavender

Potting up lavender cuttings.

Olives

Pruning by hand. March is usually the first dry month and thus marks the beginning of olive pruning. Pruning olives when wet encourages fungal infections leading to olive knot disease.

APRIL

Olives

Pruning.

MAY

Lavender

Harvesting - variety "Lady"

JUNE

Lavender

Harvesting - variety "Angustifolia"

JULY

Lavender

Harvesting - variety "Angustifolia"

AUGUST

Lavender

Harvesting - variety "Angustifolia"

Distillation - variety "Angustifolia"

SEPTEMBER

Lavender

Harvesting - variety "Spica"

Distillation - variety "Spica"

OCTOBER

Lavender

Harvesting regrowth and preparing dried products. Making lavender *wands*
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NOVEMBER

Lavender

By the beginning of November the cuttings from last year that have been potted on and nursed through their first harsh summer are ready for planting out. Some are used to fill gaps in the existing circles where plants have died back and others are used to start new circles.

Taking cuttings is dependent on both the weather and the relative maturity of the plants within their annual cycle. The start of a year's cuttings season is indicated when the autumn rains have started and soon after the appearance of new growth. Cuttiings are taken from new growth and planted into troughs and cuttings trays.

Pruning all varieties.

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