We had a very cold, snowy and rainy winter. In December we covered all the plants with row covers and hoped for the best for them. The end of February it was starting to warm up and I kept hearing a little voice that had told me to not leave them on too long else it becomes like a green house under the covers, so we decided to take them off even though we knew that winter was not done yet. The all looked great under the covers. As March and April came around we watched them all slowly green up and we were so happy. We did not lose any of them during the winter.
Our Lavender Angustifolia, Maillette and Wyckoff, were the first to bloom this season. We have gotten beautiful fresh bundles from them. We were able to put our Still to work and distilled the Maillette cultivar for oil. It produces more than we had imagined and we now have beautiful small batch Maillette Essential Oil available along with the sweetest smelling hydrosol. We will continue distilling all our cultivars while they are flowering.
In May we planted another 640 plants and 7 different cultivars. In our two fields we now have the following cultivars. Super, True Grosso, Impress Purple, Wyckoff, Maillette, Hidcote Pink, Irene Doyle, Miss Katherine, Royal Velvet, Folgate, Amethyst, Hidcote Giant. We cannot wait for our 2nd field to be as beautiful as the first. We still have another 1/2 acre to plant in the coming future.
Thank you for watching the farm grow!
We are at the Downtown Farmers' Market in St Geore, Utah most Saturdays. We will always post on our Facebook page when we will be at the market.