Learn about growing lavender with my favorite tips and trick! Start growing lavender today!
1. Space Out Plants
Make sure you set the plants 12 to 18 inches apart in an open area to increase sun and good circulation. Great tip from Bonnie Plants.
Water your lavender plants deeply, but not too frequently. Wait until the soil is almost dry. Tip from Sunset.
Mix a little bone meal into the soil when planting your lavender to help with the growth of the plant. Tip from Purple Haze Lavender.
You can prevent weeds by mulching with light colored mulch like shells and gravel. Do not use hardwood mulch. Tip from Sunshine Lavender Farm.
5. Container Growing
Make sure the container is not too big. Lavender does better in tight rooted spaces. Also make sure that there are enough holes in the container for adequate drainage. Tips from Colorado State.
Don’t prune in the spring until new growth has appeared, and leave plants alone for the winter. Tip from White Flower Farm.
Timing of the harvest depends on what you are using the lavender for. For fresh-market or or dried bundles harvest when the first 1 or 2 flowers have bloomed. If the end product is essential oil then the best time to harvest is when about 1/2 of the flowers on the stem have withered. Tip from Millbrook Lavender Farm.