Sunday, September 23, 2018

Growing Lavender


I just purchased a Lavendula x intermedia plant (also called Lavendin as it is a cross between L. angustifolia and L. latifolia (Portugese Lavender) and am going to try to grow it successfully. Two feet away from it I have an old Lavendula angustifolia plant, also called English Lavender. I found a website for growing Lavender in Maine.

I built a mound of earth with sand and soil. Then, after the ground is frozen, around mid-November, I am going to cover the lavender plants with a heavy floating row cover for protection over winter. 

Lavenders do not like their roots wet and they do not like to be fertilized. They do like lots of sunshine with no watering. They like a pH of around 6, but not too acidic. Finicky!

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