Category Archives: Lavender

Fall Considerations for Lavender

Summer is winding down, but vegetative growth of the lavender will continue for another month or more. This is a critical time for lavender when it has recovered from flowering in July and is now putting on new growth that … Continue reading

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Managing Winter-Damaged Lavender

This past winter has resulted in significant damage to most lavender cultivars of both Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula x intermedia (lavandins). Even plants that had row cover on them had damage. The damage to the top of plants is most … Continue reading

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Proving You Do It Right – A Good Agriculture and Collection Practices Training Workshop

The Ontario Lavender Association is hosting a GACP training workshop on February 22 in Simcoe. This workshop is open to growers of other crops that have similar challenges to lavender such as value-added product development, agri-tourism or on-farm sales. The … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – July 20, 2018

Lavandin cultivars are in full bloom across the province, while bloom of angustifolia cultivars is starting to wind down. Now is a good time to harvest angustifolias for essential oil. Bundle and bud harvest of lavandins should be winding down, … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 22, 2018

Angustifolia cultivars of lavender are approaching the beginning of bloom in many areas. Many fields are full of colourful buds, but bloom doesn’t begin until the flower petals emerge from the buds and open. Harvest for buds and dried bundles … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update – June 1, 2018

Now that lavender plants have “greened” up, it is obvious that this was a very damaging winter for lavender. Generally young plants, plants in sheltered areas, plants under row cover and hardier cultivars (i.e. ‘Folgate’) have performed better, but damage … Continue reading

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Lavender Crop Update: Assessing Winter Damage April 24, 2018

With spring finally arriving, it will soon be time to assess how well lavender has survived the winter. This was a harsh winter for lavender, with extreme cold in December and January, a quick melt and flooding in February, and … Continue reading

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