7. Harvesting Timing of the harvest depends on what you are using the lavender for. For fresh-market or or dried bundles harvest when the first 1 or 2 flowers have bloomed. If the end product is essential oil then the best time to harvest is when about 1/2 of the flowers on the stem have
Clean up lavender | Garden Gate eNotes: Only remove a third of the leafy growth. Cutting too late in the season, back to bare woody stems or removing too much foliage stresses the plant and often kills it.