Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) flowers and leaves are used for medicinal purposes, and as a flavor for some exotic foods. It is also an excellent plant to use as an insect spray, and is used in clothes to prevent moth attack.
Lavender can be grown from seed, divided or grown from cuttings.
Space between rows 20 cm (8")
Space between seeds: 20 cm (8")
Germination: 14 days
Harvest: 60 days
Antibacterial and antiseptic.
Used to fight insect infestations such as head lice.
Used in bath to relieve pain of sore muscles.
Fill a glass jar with lavender blossoms and then add olive oil. Place in a sunny place for 4 to 6 weeks.
Mix lavender blossoms and sugar in a jar and mix in more fresh lavender every few days. Crush lavender to increase flavor.
Add a cup full of fresh lavender to a bathwater.
Lavender flowers can be dried and stuffed into a pillow for repelling insects.
Live lavender plants:
Live lavender has a wonderful aroma, and is well placed in an area where it will be slightly brushed during the day. The aroma also repels many insects so it makes sense to plant near likely attack.
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