There is always something exciting happening at the farm.
This summer, we made 19 new covered rows for our lavender crop. The rows are 330 feet long, and the lavender will be spaced 2 feet apart.
The first 4 rows were just planted last week with approximately 700 Munstead English lavender plants that we grew from seed right here on PEI. They were grown throughout the summer in pots in our greenhouse, and then recently transplanted into the ground. According to Garden Design, English lavender got its name because it grows well in that country's cooler climate. It’s one of the most cold-hardy varieties and the best for culinary use because of its low camphor content.
The remainder of the rows will be planted with other varieties better known for their dried flower qualities as well as oil production qualities. Some of these varieties include Grosso, Hidcote, and Phenomenal.
Our goal is to provide locally grown and dried lavender bouquets, and one day in the future extract our own lavender oil to sell at our storefront in Charlottetown. Stay tuned to see our lavender grow, and all the things we do with it!