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Growing Information:

Lavender

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days

SOWING TIME: Spring

SEEDING METHOD: Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 12-30"

PLANT SPACING: 12-18"

HARDINESS ZONES: Varies

Habitat and Description


Growing Lavender
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Lavender can be difficult to start from seed, it may be easier to purchase healthy plants from a favorite grower.

When you knock the lavender plant from its pot, spread the roots and place it in a hole that accommodates the roots. A lavender's root system is a lot bigger than the plant is! Place roots in a mixture of bone meal, chicken manure and soil to help release organics that promote both root and leaf growth.

Lavender plants tolerate many growing conditions, but thrive in warm, well drained soil. The soil should be well worked, well drained and loose enough to dig your bare hands in easily. Some sand and well rotted compost will get the plant off to a good start. A lean soil will encourage a higher concentration of oils. An alkaline and especially a chalky soil will enhance lavender's fragrance.

As briefly touched on in the home page of this site, Lavender has been used for centuries all over the world for many things from food to healing! This amazing plant is used for acne, athlete's foot, comforting the stomach, as a disinfectant, for headache and migraine relief, healing burns and insect bites, an insect repellent, scenting linens, stiff joints and sore muscle relief, sunburns and more!



Lavender


The benefits of Lavender

Lavender has a host of benefits when used in skin care products, but has great value in helping the skin heal itself, stimulating cell growth, reducing inflammation, preventing scarring and balancing the production of oil while at the same time cutting down on localized pain - all perfect when fighting acne and problem skin.





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