Food Grade Barrels

Food Grade Barrels

Cutting in half

Cutting in half

Drainage holes

Drainage holes

Baby Lavender

Baby Lavender

Getting bigger

Getting bigger

The black tubing is the drip system used to water the lavender

The black tubing is the drip system used to water the lavender

Watering the new plants

Watering the new plants

The white polls down the middle create the top of the tent when covering the lavender

The white polls down the middle create the top of the tent when covering the lavender

Have to hold down the ends of the frost blankets so they don't blow away in the wind

Have to hold down the ends of the frost blankets so they don't blow away in the wind

You can see how it tents over the lavender, we don't want the frost blankets to lay directly on top

You can see how it tents over the lavender, we don't want the frost blankets to lay directly on top

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HOW WE GROW

We grow lavender in the most unique way, above ground in barrels. We didn't like the idea of having to get down on our knees for every plant so Bryan had a thought...raise the plants. Our barrels are 55 gallon food grade drums cut in half. We filled those barrels with some great dirt and put our baby lavender plants in there. Now we can't get those plants to slow down. 
Stop by and see it in person!

 

HOW WE CLEAN

Once we harvest, the bundles are hung upside down to dry. We remove the buds from the stems and then use a vacuum cleaner process to remove dust and leaves.

Cleaning the stems
Sifting the buds
Remove the stems and leaves
Vacuum Cleaner
Clean buds on the bottom, unwanted chafe to throw away
 

VACUUM CLEANER

Here is a clip of our vacuum cleaner working.

The items flying against the wood is the chafe and unwanted items removed from the buds.

Thank you to Realseeds for the plans. Follow the link to check out their video.

 

ANATOMY OF LAVENDER

Caylx - commonly called The Bud. This is the part of the plant that is harvested for culinary uses. 

Corolla - flower petals, is produced from the Caylx. Very little to no flavor for culinary uses. 

Peduncle - the stem.

Whorl - cluster of Caylx (buds).

Spike - The section of where the  Caylx and Corolla begin to grow on the stem.

Bract - the leaf like material that is removed during our cleaning process.

 

Nielsen Village

Kristin (602) 980-1563 ~ Lee Ann (480) 580-5773 ~ Melisa (970) 361-7556

3616 G Rd
Palisade, CO. 81526

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