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Lavender Around The Home & Garden

To me, summertime means the heady fragrance of lavender. And I’m a firm believer that every garden should have a few lavender plants in it. While it often gets relegated to the bathroom or washhouse, this wonderfully fragrant flower has many more uses than just soap. Fortunately growing lavender is relatively easy. It prefers well-drained, sandy soil and lots of sun; but you can even grow it in containers indoors....

February 4, 2022

Feed the Bees

Feed the Bees If you’re like us at Lavender Row and you have honey bees at your place or nearby, then plenty of food now will mean more yummy honey this summer. The key to good bee health is a continual supply of diverse pollen and nectar from natural sources. Bees consume pollen as a protein and vitamin source and nectar for energy. While gathering these resources, they move pollen from one plant to another thus benefiting farm and garden alike by pollinating crops and other plants. But it’...

November 3, 2021

What is Regenerative Farming?

Growing lavender is great and growing lavender using regenerative farming principles is even better. At Lavender Row we are exploring how we can farm in a way that regenerates our soil, creating benefits for the environment as well as our business. The beauty of regenerative agriculture is that it is for everyone – whether you have a large commercial operation or a backyard.  We’re just at the start of our journey so join us as we learn more about it....

October 11, 2021

8 Health Benefits Of Lavender Essential Oil & How To Use It

If you're looking to calm both the body and the mind (and let's face it—we could all do with a little relaxation right now), look no further than the classic essential oil: lavender. While the gorgeous purple plant itself is a sight to see, its versatile essential oil is where the healing powers are at. From your head to your toes, lavender oil can help you de-stress, decompress, and develop your healthiest routines yet.In our last blog we explained what is lavender oi...

August 24, 2021

What is lavender essential oil?

Lavender oil is an essential oil obtained by distilling the lavender flowers. There are over 400 types of lavender species worldwide with different scents and qualities. An essential oil is "essential" in the sense that it contains the "essence of" the plant's characteristic fragrance. ...

August 16, 2021

How to dry lavender

It's autumn time at Lavender Row and the grosso we planted last spring are giving us a last flush of flowers before bedding down for the winter. So we're taking the opportunity to cut and dry the buds for use in our products If you too still have some lavender flowering in your garden, you may want to try drying the buds to use in potpourri, make into sachets to scent your drawers or act as an insect repellant. It also makes great confetti if you have a wedding coming up. Pick a nice, dry day an...

March 31, 2021

Community Markets - reflections from a novice

Last Sunday we had a stall at the Port Chalmers Community Market for the first time. Neither Kelly nor I would describe ourselves as extroverts, but we both had a lot of fun - except for the early start! All are welcome at the Port Chalmers Community Market (held on open ground on the main road opposite the 4Square) so sites are on a first come / first served basis - thus the early start. Set up is at 8am for a 10am start and the market runs until about 1.00 or 1.30pm. For us in Riverside this m...

February 23, 2021

Lavender, Amazing Lavender

Lavender has one of the most evocative fragrances and is commonly seen in home gardens. It also has a longstanding reputation for its many medicinal properties, as a perfume, a mood enhancer and its usefulness around the home. All this and it looks gorgeous too. Here are a few interesting facts to start (or maybe continue) your love story with lavender. ...

January 12, 2021

Propagating Lavender

Watch this short video from Kelly at Lavender Row explaining the ins and outs of propagating lavender. Kelly is using cuttings and root hormone to propagate Grosso Lavender. Find out our ideal soil mix that we use for cuttings and the whole process. Find out the ideal temperature that we've found for our seedlings and cuttings....

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