Growing lavender is another way we can support our ecosystem here at MoonRidge Farms. Lavender is known to attract beneficial insects and pollinators, also supporting our efforts here at the farm.
Lavender is also known to be deer resistant, drought tolerant and with all the wonderful benefits, is a great addition to any garden.
Lavender has been grown worldwide for centuries, but growing is fairly new to the United States and Canada. It is important to check the varietal that will grow in your garden.
It can be grown in raised beds, pots, or directly in your garden in full sun with well drained soil.
Lavender is a great companion plant for roses. It is great for an aphid problem as lavender attracts ladybugs which help with aphid control.
In addition to being a helpful plant in your garden, its beauty and smell creates a wonderful experience as well. It also has health benefits such as use in aromatherapy, teas, sachets and as an addition to other health products. It is now being combined with CBD and other medicinales