Lavender - English
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- Category: Herb
- Type: Lavender
- Variety: English
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Botanical Name: Lavandula
- Hardiness Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
- Growing Difficulty: 6
- Soil PH: 6.5 to 7.5
- Fertilizer Requirements: None
- Soil Type: Moderately Fertile, Well Drained
- Germination (days): 15 to 20
- Soil Temp for Germination: 65-70°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 60 - 65
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 12"
- Row Spacing: 30-36"
DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 60°F
6-8 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST
In climate zones 1-6, plant in spring or early summer.
In climates 7-10, it is recommended to plant in the fall to get root systems established during the cooler temperatures.
Lavender prefers fast draining soil and does not like soggy roots. Only water (once established) when the ground becomes very dry.
Believe it or not, lavender is a great flavoring aid in many foods and beverages. Try it in some homemade ice cream for a delectable treat.
Lavender is commonly used as a medicinal ingredient in many herbal remedies. Some of these include anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression, dementia, pain after surgery, and many more.
Believe it or not, lavender is also a great flavoring aid in many foods and beverages. Try it in some homemade ice cream for a delectable treat.
Lavender is best when harvested when the buds have formed, but the flowers have not yet opened. The closed buds will retain their fragrance longer for use in many crafts and recipes.
Harvesting lavender seed is straight forward. Wait until the lavender blooms have died and begin to turn brown. The seed head will develop in this stage and once the seed head matures it may burst and scatter the seeds.
We suggest harvesting the stalks as soon as you see the first signs of seed heads bursting and immediately hanging the stalks upside down in a paper bag to collect the matured seeds. Allow the seeds to dry thoroughly over the course of a couple weeks and store properly for the next growing season.