field was planted 3 years ago as a large front yard, 20,000 plants,
because lavender is rumored to be drought and pest resistant. Its
main enemy is root rot ,too much water. The rumor was right, the
plants grew well with little water and nothing eats on the plants
(not even the deer) hence no spraying or chemicals.
What we were not told was that we would end up with
100,000 pounds of lavender, undried, every year! We have been selling
fresh lavender to the Southern California market and dried bunches
and buds throughout the US ever since.