This is the time we start taking cuttings, and propagating for new lavender starts, while our lavender plants are in their dormnet state. Today I took 130 cuttings off one of our Angustifolia English lavender varieties. These little cuttings will go into a starter tray, and into our greenhouse. They will receive a fine-mist watering, 3 times a day, for about 4-8 weeks, upon which time they will produce roots. They will eventually be transplanted into 3″ containers as they grow. Then they will be planted on one of our wholesale farms. We will steam distill the flowers for their beautiful aromatherapy quality essential oil, for calming anxiety, stress, and for insomnia. I feel calm from the aroma, just sitting inside on this rainy fall day, propagating these lovely flowers. 🙂
We’re harvesting Angustifulia Lavender flowers that are at full bloom in the evening, because it’s much cooler. Then we’re up again at dawn, to start harvesting again. This is the busiest time of our season. But this is also the most wonderful produce of our business, our Certified Organic, “English” Lavender Essential Oil.
Today I propagated over 100 cuttings from one of our most popular L. Angustifolia “English” Lavender plants. When these cuttings mature enough to be transplanted into 3″ pots, I will plant them on our new wholesale Lavender Farm. After the first bloom, in about one year, we will distill the flowers for the Essential Oil. This Oil will then be used for Aromatherapy by us in our products, and by many of our customers that purchase from us on our website, and in our retail cottage at our U-Pick farm.
Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil is extremely healing! A “Whiff” or “Huff” of our certified organic lavender essential oils helps calm jagged nerves, soothes stress & headaches, and provides a smooth “pick-me-up”. It is also very effect for insomnia encouraging restful sleep, by applying a few drops to your pulse points, then deeply inhale the aroma several times. My husband and I use it this way every night.
So…here’s to best wishes for these little lavender cuttings, may they grow into beautiful flowers!
To learn more indepth about our essential oil read this.