How to grow lavender?

Alena Mikhailova
Alena Mikhailova
December 19, 2014
How to grow lavender?

Lavender - an ornamental plant. It will look great on the plot, moreover, it can be used in cooking, as well as as a cosmetic.

From our article you can learn how to grow lavender.

Grow Lavender Seed

The easiest way to grow lavender from seed is that you don’t need to worry about whether this plant will be in the garden or if you have to start the whole process from the very beginning. It is best to buy seeds in the fall or early winter, so you will have time to keep them in the fridge - stratify. The term "stratification" means the pre-sowing treatment of seeds to increase their germination. Without this procedure, lavender does not germinate.

Then you will need to moisten the seeds with water, put on a gauze and wait until they germinate. After that, they are placed in the seating containers, one or two each, and covered with a plastic bag to maintain the optimum temperature and humidity. Until the sprouts grow, they do not need light, and as soon as they appear, move the plants closer to the light.

Seedling care

It is important to know that lavender grows slowly, so under it you can choose small containers. It is possible to plant a plant in a bed for a permanent place in the first year, but it will be tedious to carefully monitor the weeds that can choke the sprouts. In order for the plant to bloom and give a spreading bush, it is necessary to plant it in sunny places.

Pay attention to the soil: it should not be wet and sour, otherwise lavender will be frail. The ideal option would be to land it on heavy loam. In the winter you need a plant is recommended to cover with oak leaves, and put cardboard boxes on top. Polyethylene films should not be used, otherwise lavender will rot.

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