How to Grow Herbs
Lavender is best grown from cuttings. Dip the cuttings in rooting hormone powder and stick it into well-composted soil in full sun. Water your lavender plants thoroughly once a week and if the weather is very hot and dry, then increase your watering to twice a week.
As a Kitchen Herb
Yes, you can use it in food! But use it sparingly and only use the Lavender intermedia or Lavender angustifolia varieties. Add the lavender flowers to pancake batter, ice-cream or biscuit dough.
As Medicinal Herb
I find the smell of lavender very calming - tie a small bunch of lavender in a face cloth and add it to your bath water. Don't forget to add some candle light and a delicious mug of hot chocolate with a bit of fresh mint! Now that's my idea of unwinding after a long day (o:
You can even make yourself a cup of lavender tea, which will help ease a sore throat, all sorts of aches and pains and help sleeplessness!
Make the tea by adding 1 cup of boiled water to a quarter cup of fresh lavender flowers. Let it steep for 5 minutes and sip slowly.
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