Growing Organic Lavender In South Africa
Lavender is one of my favourite herbs to grow. I absolutely love the sweet-spicy scent and it grows well in our climate. It has a reputation for being drought tolerant but appreciates a good soak during the dryest periods of summer. It needs a lot of sun and is best bought as a plant because the seeds can be finicky but mainly because you will be impatient to begin enjoying your plant 🙂 It will reward you with masses of purple flowers that can be cut off and dried in cloth bags to be put into linen cupboards or among clothes. It keeps things smelling fresh, absorbs moisture and also deters fishmoths. Lavender bags can also be placed in pillows if falling asleep is difficult because the smell is very relaxing and is actually used in aromatherapy for this purpose.