How do I plant lavender bushes?
Starting from SeedStart lavender bushes from seeds in starter trays if you do not have cuttings with which to work. If you are sowing from seeds, lightly cover the seeds with 1/8th inch of soil and keep the soil moist and about 70 degrees F until sprouts begin to appear. Seedlings will need to stay in the starter tray in a brightly lit or sunny location for one to three months to develop enough roots to transplant. Seeds have a low germination rate, according to mountainvalleygrowers.com.Where to PlantPlant healthy seedlings in soil with good drainage, and add compost for nutrients and to help keep the soil loose. Lavender prefers a soil pH of 6.5 to 7.5 and full sun. Acidic soil or soil that is too alkaline will not produce a healthy plant. Plants should be spaced 12 to 24 inches apart at a depth that allows the top of the root ball to rest just below the surface of the soil. Lavender does not like hot, humid areas. If you live in a very dry area, water regularly.