Lavender is incredibly beautiful and we all love its aroma! This plant, even grown in your garden, looks absolutely wild and chic. If you want to know how to plant, grow and harvest it, then this tutorial from sunset.com is right what you need. Plant lavender in full sun and well-drained soil (add organic matter to improve heavy soils). Water plants deeply but infrequently, when the soil is almost dry. Prune in early spring or at harvest time. For low-growing varieties, trim back foliage 1 to 2 inches. Starting in a plant’s second year, all 3- to 4-foot lavenders should be cut back by about a third to keep the plant from getting overly woody. Keep reading the advice at sunset.com.