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    5 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    The bigger the patch, the bigger the investment.
    Words: Cheree Morrison Photos: Rachael McKenna 1. DON'T TAKE TOO MANY RISKS
    Be careful about the climate you are planting into. Lavender loves well-drained, alkaline soil and lots of sunlight. It is considered drought-resistant, although drought can stress the plant and affect the quality of oil, and it can withstand cold winters. Start with a small crop and check the oil early on for quality.
    2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT VARIETALS
    Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso' is best for creating products as it has a good fragrance and produces plenty of oil...
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