Perennials forum: Harvesting lavender buds

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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jul 14, 2012 7:08 AM CST
Okay. I have some grosso lavender, from which I harvested the stems with buds about 2 weeks ago. I tied it in a bunch and hung it upside down to dry. I now would like to remove the buds from the stems to make a lavender sachet. I've tried putting the bunch head-first into a large plastic bag and rubbing the buds to remove, but with limited success. Is there an easier way to get those buds off?

Thanks for all responses.
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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Jul 14, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Well, I think I figured out my own solution. I used a rolling pin and most of the buds came off relatively easily and quickly!

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Jul 14, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Very smart Angie! Good luck with your sachet. Green Grin!
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Name: Bob
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Jul 14, 2012 6:36 PM CST

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Good to know, I will have to give it a try.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
Jul 16, 2012 11:49 AM CST
Thank you for your comments. The lavender smells heavenly!
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