planting, rearing, care and harvesting

Lavender is a variety of lavender that is easy to grow because it tolerates all types of soil. It is a natural hybrid born from the crossing of genuine lavender and aspic lavender. Lavandine is widely used in perfumes and for the extraction of its essential oils. It is a very productive plant. Its flower yield is really high, so you need to know how to manage it. Check out all the tips for growing lavender.

Where and when to plant lavender?

The ideal time to plant lavender is autumn. This can be done in the spring, but you need to be more vigilant about watering. Lavender tolerates all types of soil, but if you want to create optimal conditions for its growth, choose well-drained, light and slightly poor soils. However, avoid soils that are too calcareous or too clayey. Water the lavender during planting, but stop after that.

It is not very durable (-7 ° C) and does not withstand winter. Place it in a sunny place.

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How to plant lavender in a pot?

Lavender is very afraid of moisture. Make sure the potted plant does not take root in the water. Choose a pot with a hole in the bottom, add a fine layer of clay stone for drainage, and choose airy pot soil.

Lavender is sterile, it is only propagated by cuttings, unlike regular lavender.

It is possible to create a lavender shrub by planting one foot every 40 cm.

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To stimulate growth, it is possible to prune lavender, but only from a tree with leaves. Pruning is preferably done in the fall on soft wood. After flowering, remove the flower stalks.

At the end of winter, you can prune lavender lightly to get the shape you want.

Collect flowers after surgery to put them in small sackcloth bags and smell your laundry.

In winter, be sure to protect your feet with thick mold.

Water only in hot weather.

Protection

Lavandin stays in a dry and dark place for years! Flower spikes should be hung upside down and in small bunches. You can then make small bags of dried flowers in your wardrobe.