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Tips on Growing Lavender

Category: Lavender | Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:21 pm

Stew Crew,
That's my new name for all of you. Those of you interested in growing lavender there are a couple of things you might want to consider. They like dry warm climate. Mix equal parts gravel, sand and sandy lome. Make a mound about 12 inches high. Put your plant in the center so it is elevated. Don't water the plant but the roots. Don't water too often. If you water the plant itself it is more susceptible to getting fungus which can and will spread from plant to plant. Lavender likes to breathe. Give it plenty of room. If you have white rock available to you place that around the bottom of the plant covering the mound. The white rock will reflect the sun light and keep the plant warm and dry. Which it will love. DaphDaph, we have not grow lavender from seeds we always use clippings. I am curious to see how yours do. Keep me informed. We have mostly Provence but we also dabble in some of the Grosso. Provence is more fragrant but the Grosso seems to hold it's buds longer. Just a little info. Until next time. Lavender Up!

Purple Ranch Hand

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Droopy wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 1:37 pm:

I so much want some lavender outside, but with our cold, wet climate they struggle, poor things. I think I'll ask for a sun room for my birthday...


petunia wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 1:41 pm:

PRH: Will lavendar do good potted as a house plant if in a sunny window?


eileen wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 2:33 pm:

Thanks for those tips PRH. Although I can grow lavender here in Scotland I lose quite a few plants each year because of our weather. I'll follow your advice and see if I can get them to overwinter better.


Purple Ranch Hand wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 5:52 pm:

It does grow well in pots but I'm not sure about inside. I never really thought of it like a house plant. Interesting. Worth a try. Let me know how it works out.


CritterPainter wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 5:52 pm:

Thanks for the info! I have the excessively well-drained soil down, but I think they get too cold as they always are kinda spindly!


TheBip wrote on Sun May 04, 2008 7:15 pm:

Thanks for the info, I havent had much luck with the stuff, now I know what I was doing wrong :mrgreen:


woodlandfey wrote on Mon May 05, 2008 1:59 pm:

This is great information! Thanks Purple Ranch Hand! I think I have the perfect place for it where I'm soon moving! I'm gonna give it a shot!


DaphDaph wrote on Sat May 10, 2008 2:13 am:

I have a feeling that mine are not going to grow very well. It's always very humid here in the lowcountry of South Carolina. But what the heck, if a get a couple of blossom...I'll be happy! Thank you for the great tips.

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