Growing Lavender

January 25, 2018

Growing Lavender

All About Lavener!

Lavender is a shurb-like staple on every homestead and is often used to attract beneficial pollinators and for the plants medicinal uses. It has a fragrant soothing and calming aroma and the dried blossoms can be used for teas, tinctures, salves or in a relaxing bath to soothe the skin and emotions.

But did you know, lavender is actually from the mint family which there are about 47 other varieties of? During Roman times, the lavender flowers were sold at a high cost of about a months worth of salary and was used mainly for bathing.

Lavender is an excellent perennial to add to your garden for: 

  • container gardening
  • for drying
  • borders and hedges on vegetable gardens 
  • attracting pollinators and beneficial bugs
  • drying to use for medicinal purposes

ZONE | Zones 5-8
TYPE | Perennial
HEIGHT | 12 - 14" approximately
LIGHT | Prefers full sun
GERMINATION | 20 - 40 days
DIRECT SOW | Requires Cold Stratification, plant about 1/8" deep about 1" apart
START INDOORS |  Requires Cold Stratification then can be started 8-10 weeks before the last frost date in your zone before hardening off and planting outside.

To order Lavender seed hand harvested from our Urban Homestead, Visit our Etsy Shop!



Sources:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki.lavandula

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