Growing Lavender Anywhere
Yes, You Too Can Grow Lavender Plants Anywhere!
Every gardener eventually succumbs to the desire to grow Lavender plants. It may be that they saw a particular variety when traveling or a new plant offering in a garden magazine.
Growing Lavender anywhere successfully depends on you following some basic requirements that the Lavandula species needs to thrive. Learn below about growing Lavender plants.
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Growing Lavender - Match the Variety to the Region
Matching the different Lavender varieties to your particular climate region will greatly increase your chance for a bountiful blooming plant. There are even plant varieties that will work for those growing Lavender in the southern regions of the US. See Lavender Farms near you for Lavender growing help and inspiration.
You can also grow just about any variety in a container taking care to replicate it's preferred conditions which is not that hard to do really!
Common Issues Growing Lavender
Lavender plant growing fatalities usually occur because of the failure when it comes to watering or more importantly over watering this plant.
When just getting established and developing its root system Lavender plants will appreciate regular watering and a good handful or two of compost mixed along with grit into the soil at planting time. This increases the soils ability and capacity to hold moisture as well as making sure it has the nutrients to give the plant a good start.
Novice gardeners usually think if a little is good then more is better and quickly have problems with Lavender plants. This more is better belief is not true and especially not for growing Lavender. A plant can be limp because it is dry or because it is waterlogged and its roots can no longer absorb water.
Providing for excellent drainage of excess water is a growing necessity for all types of Lavender. Over dampness of the soil causes roots to rot and promotes fungal diseases. Plant it properly in the right kind of soil and give it adequate light from the start.
If you have a plant that is limp first look at the soil. Does it appear damp or bone dry? You might need to lift the plant out of the pot to examine the roots to further investigate the problem. If the soil does indeed have moisture than hold off on watering and move the plant to a sunnier and well ventilated area to see if it will recover.
Plants that are bone dry should receive some water but like I said earlier don't drowned the poor thing. Give it some water and maybe move to a more filtered light location for a day or two to see it will perk up and recover.
Resuscitating ailing plants is sometimes very difficult to accomplish but know that every successful gardener has had to experience failure in order to achieve a green thumb! We learn from our mistakes both in life and in gardening.
Growing Lavender plants anywhere (almost) is easy to accomplish when you learn how to grow Lavender and provide suitable growing conditions. You may even wish to try growing Lavender from seed or growing Lavender from cuttings.
This is a wonderful drought tolerant perennial (depending on variety and your climate region) that will bring you much pleasure and it really is easy to maintain. You can even grow Lavender indoors which really allows you to grow it anywhere! I wish you all the success possible growing Lavender Sweet Lavender.
Thinking about growing Lavender on a larger scale by starting a Lavender Farm? Read this to gain insight on growing Lavender for profit before you begin growing Lavender commercially.