Lavender Seeds

Lavender seeds may be sold under the names of English lavender, spike lavender, true lavender, lavender officinalis, or lavender vera.

Lavender angustifolia can be grown from seed, but the plants may not be uniform. This could be a problem in a hedge, but may be nice in a bed.

Seeds should be started in flats of sandy soil or in a soilless mix about 7 to 10 weeks before the last frost date in your area. You don't want to put your tender little plants out in cold soil or have them get touched by frost before they become hardy.

Cover the containers with plastic wrap or clear plastic and place in a cold frame or refrigerator for 3 weeks. If this isn't an option place them right next to your foundation in a protected place and cover with cut boughs.

After removing from above environment, you need to place the plants where they can get light. A windowsill, greenhouse, or growing light will do fine. Water, but don't over water. Even little baby lavender don't like wet feet.

As with all seedlings you need to harden them to your climate. Place them in a protected location in full sun for about 5 days to a week before planting. I like to place my seedlings on the porch during the day and bring them in the house at night.

After the soil has warmed, and the risk of frost is past, you can plant your little seedlings in their prepared beds.

Water the first year, but make sure the soil has good drainage so you don't get root rot.

My munstead has seeded itself and I've transplanted it's little offspring with success.

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