Castle Farm Lavender planting
Castle Farm Lavender planting

17,000 new Lavender plants in the ground

Over the past week on Castle Farm, we have been busy planting over 17,000 new baby Lavender plants in our fields! Lavender only has a productive lifetime of about 15-18 years, so we always rotate fields and plant new growth to maintain our oil production.

The Lavender plants we have been planting this week are a variety called ‘Folgate’ – this is our famous deep blue flower – the same variety that grows in the field with our lovely Lavender bench! We hope to be able to offer you the opportunity to buy Folgate Lavender Plants, and fresh Lavender bunches closer to the summer – stay tuned!

Every little plant needs to be carefully planted and watered at a precise point up every single row… and every single row needs to be perfectly straight! That is where our clever GPS led tractors come to the fore. If you want to learn about the process – and see a video of the planter in action – click through to our blog https://hopshop.co.uk/planting-baby-lavender/.