5 steps to perfectly dried lavender
- Harvest stems when you see the first couple of blossoms have opened.
- Avoid mildew by harvesting on a dry, sunny day after the dew has dried but before the sun is blazing.
- Cut each stem back to the first set of leaves.
- Make a bundle of about 50 stems and secure it with a rubber band.
- Hang them upside down in a dry, cool, place out of direct sun. They'll be ready to use in about a month.