This is the link to the Turquoise Trail Lavender Farm on Facebook. I can update the post from my phone so it gets updated immediately. If you are interested in our progress you may want to look there. Thanks for looking. I will also try to be more diligent in posting here more often. Have a great day!
808 grosso lavender in the ground! We are moving right along... Our next rows will be provence. So far the drip irrigation system is working great and the plants are all happy and thriving. We had a nice cool day yesterday, but the heat is back today. So we are back to planting early morning and late evening. We are awaiting some parts from FedEx today so I am going to go paint, I can tell you my hips and thighs are happy for the little break! Have a great day!
The pups are pretty disgusted with me. I haven't been able to take them for walks because I have been in the field. However, they do love to go our and look for lizards!
Still plants waiting to go in the ground. However, we were out early morning and have 302 plants in the ground! We will head back out when the temperatures cool this evening!
The dogs don't know what to make of the situation and are really miffed with me since I haven't been going on our daily walks. Odin is happily chasing lizards and Maggie will join on occasion, but they wait at the end of the rows under the shade of the cedar tree to see when I will be finished. They are truly disgusted with me when I walk in the house instead of up the road. They will sure be happy when the planting is over!
Lots of pictures today to show our progress... We have our irrigation system moving right along. We are currently wetting 22 rows so we can begin planting lavender!!! This evening when it begins to cool we will have plants in the ground! So pictures are coming! Wow!!! Happy planting
22 rows saturated the ground in less than an hour! Pretty phenomenal! The irrigation system works! We will not waste any water! Good news bee also weather has moved in so it is a little cooler so we are going to start planting! Yippee a good day for the bee's. By the way bee, butterflies, and hummingbirds have been enjoying the lavender already! So we can't wait to see what happens in the field!
With team work and our little system we have the first row done and the second row started. It got really warm again so we are once again waiting until this evening to pick up the planting. The white dust you see is bone meal it is good for the lavender and will help to establish the roots. We only put about a tablespoon, so a handful.
Each lavender plant has it's own dripper so when it is time to water it is not missed. They are planted 3 feet apart. The rows are 6 feet apart.
There are 45 grosso lavender plants in the first row. It is taking us about 30 minutes to plant a row; 79 rows to go. We don't have a weed barrier at this time, funds and time are prevent us now. We might be able to add it as time goes by. The plants that you see in between the rows are the plants that remain after tilling. We are planning to leave those in place so as not to disturb the soil any more than need be.
Oh Hail! We are once again waiting for things to calm down a bit... We can't finish the irrigation system until the weather clears up. Maybe tomorrow. Luckily the lavender is tough!
Most excellent news today, the parts arrived for the rototiller! They are now installed! We are back in the field tomorrow! Yippee!