This is the time of year that gardening really starts to drive me crazy. I spend so much time taking care of and babying my plants and they just seem to be growing so s-l-o-w-l-y! Thankfully there are herbs growing in that garden too, and many herbs are ready to harvest before the veggies come in! English Lavender is one of the first herbs I harvest each year. The pretty purple flowers make a lovely addition to many lotions, salves, sachets, aromatherapy items and even teas. Lavender can also be added to many dishes and most people don’t realize that it is edible, plus it’s really easy to harvest and dry.