Lavender

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Sunny, well drained location

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Sow depth

5mm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

30-45cm

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Row space

30-45cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

50-100cm

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Seedling Sow Depth

5-10cm

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Best practice

Transplant

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Germination (days)

14-28

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Maturity (days)

90-200

How to Grow

How to grow video guide
From seed

Lavender seed can be tricky to germinate.

Seed needs to be fresh, so it should be sown the season you buy it.

Start the seed early and place the seed tray on a heat mat or in a warm location so that your lavender seeds germinate well.

Rather than a traditional potting mix, use a very light mix or fine vermiculite that drains very quickly.

The seedlings will germinate in about two weeks and will take a while to look like lavender.

From seedling

Make sure that the lavender seedlings get sufficient water, but do not let them stay damp, and place them in full sunlight for maximum health.

Follow the row space and seedling sow depth instructions.

Water in your seedlings well.

In a pot

Choose a large container (30-40cm diameter) and fill with loose, well-drained soil.

Lavender grows well year-round, just make sure to keep roots well-watered (particularly in Summer)

From Plant

When your little lavenders have several sets of leaves on them, put them into their final location, but check them regularly to make sure they have not been knocked over by animals, or dislodged by rain.

Once the lavenders are settled in the ground they will grow slowly the first year, but most of them will bloom

Ready to harvest

Simply cut off the blooms and add to flower arrangements or hang upside down by the stalk to dry and use for potpourri or lavender pillows

Collect seed

Rather than a traditional potting mix, use a very light mix or fine vermiculite that drains very quickly.

The seedlings will germinate in about two weeks and will take a while to look like lavender.

Make sure that the lavender seedlings get sufficient water, but do not let them stay damp, and place them in full sunlight for maximum health.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December

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Zone 2 - Temperate

January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

January , February , March , April , May , June , July , August , September , October , November , December

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Lavender is slow-growing - patience, patience, patience.
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Lavender is a perennial, meaning once established it is there to stay.

It can bloom 3 times a year so along with its beautiful aromatic properties, it's a fantastic plant to help our insect populations like bees.
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Lavender filled pillows are a natural sleep aid, helping those who struggle to drift off at night to get a restful nights sleep.
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Planting Lavender underneath apple trees helps deter codling moth
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Lavender repels beetles and flies + Attracts pollinating insects
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Once the lavenders are settled in the ground they will grow slowly the first year, but most of them will bloom, and by next year you will have a splendid supply of lavender to plant into a hedge or use as a colorful border for your perennial bed.

Pests & Problems


Problems

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