In my opinion, Lavender is the most beautiful herb there is, in appearance as well as scent. As with all my herbs, I grow them in pots in my greenhouse. However, it can also be grown as a hedge or a bush. It has silvery green leaves with purple flowers. The fragrance is amazing!
Soil – Lavender likes sandy, well-drained soil. If you test your soil, then it may help to know that Lavender prefers a slightly alkaline soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.3.
Fertilizer – When planting, I use Miracle Gro potting soil with 6 months of fertilizer included. I have not had to use any additional fertilizer.
Water – Do not over water this herb. Allow the soil to dry in between watering.
Sun – This plant requires full sun and good air flow.
Planting – If you are going to plant it directly into the ground to have as a bush or hedge, make sure to leave plenty of room in-between plants for growth and good air circulation. Generally, they should be planted 5 – 6 feet apart.
Trim it frequently to allow for new growth and to increase the air flow. When I trim it back, I hang my lavender upside down in bundles tied at one end with twine to dry. Once dry, I store the dried leaves and flowers together in glass jars. Aromatherapy is my primary use for it. It is wonderful in sachets.
This is a must have for my herb garden.