Since then we have been experimenting with small test plots using different planting techniques, soil mixtures and winter coverings.
When introducing a new crop new to any region, there are trial and error experiences and we encounter several.
We lost most our lavender in the harsh winter of 2014-2015.
The prior summer the lavender had been weaken with a fungus and we believe the lavender was too weak to sustain zero degree temperatures the following winter.
Started by Larry and Pat White, the farm is located in Sevierville, Tennessee.
The farm produced many crops over several generations, mainly tobacco and vegetables; and provided a lively hood on these crops.
The old tobacco barns and spring house foundation (used to keep perishables cool with mountain springs) are still a part of the farm.
However, we have now introduced a new crop to the land – lavender.
Lee is an Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician specializing in non-operative management of neck, back and musculoskeletal pain, in addition to interventional spine procedures.
Millbrook Lavender Farm, is nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys of the Great Smoke Mountains in East Tennessee.
The initial planting of 4000 lavender plants, consisting of both “English and French” varieties, was completed in the Spring of 2011.
Surrounded by the beautiful mountain tops and bordered by the crystal clear mountain creek, Millbrook Creek.