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Tips on growing lavender?

Postby nightowl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:06 pm

Hey, everyone! With everything starting to warm up early, it's got me itching to set up this year's garden. I've never had a particularly green thumb, but since I'm setting up raised garden beds right next to the house I figure it should give me an advantage. I've grown plenty of herbs and veggies through the years with mixed success, but I can never seem to keep lavender alive. The seeds never germinate, the seedlings all die before I can transplant them. Last year I bought some already flowering into a small bush, but once planted it never really got any bigger. It's so frustrating because while I've bought dried lavender online, I want my own, pesticide free lavender. I'm on the border of gardening zone 6/7, and have a south facing garden if that helps. Thank you!
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby binxyhollow » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:41 pm

Lavender seems to be an easy plant to grow, so i would guess either the ph balance of your soil is off or there is something magical preventing it to grow. Could be negative energy residing in the building or close by.

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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby Amalthea » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:09 am

I have a similar problem. Last summer I planted lavender and it's the saddest little plant you've ever seen. I think there's something wrong with my soil. I think garden centers might have kits to check the soil so I'll probably be looking into it. Lavender is my favorite!
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby TwilightDancer » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:57 pm

Try coffee grounds in the soil. Mine takes off.

I'm trying to grow a ridiculous amount of lavender this year.

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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby nightowl » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:50 pm

I never thought of coffee grounds. If nothing else, at least my garden will smell nice!!
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby TwilightDancer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:48 am

Coffee's great in a garden. My father in law actually gave me that bit of gardening advice.


Also, my husband and I juice regularly. So we throw the leftover pulp into the soil as well.
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby smogie_michele » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:30 am

I've been told to mix coffee grounds and egg shells into your soil- might be fun to save all of your Ostara egg shells to add a bit of magic to your witchy garden :)
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby TwilightDancer » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:30 am

That's a great idea Smogie.

And I have heard egg shells are great for soil too. I don't eat eggs so I almost forgot about that.
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Re: Tips on growing lavender?

Postby SnowCat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 pm

I would really like to grow some lavender. I'm still trying to plan my memory garden in honor of all my furbabies who have crossed over the years. Lavender would be really nice in that. I also want cat mint and forget-me-not.

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