How do you trim dead flowers off this plant?
You can deadhead the blooms right behind the cluster. This can be done anytime.
I am currently trying to grow lavender by seed. I have a small pot, filled it with Miracle Grow soil, and then planted the seeds. I live in Arizona where it's almost the tail end of spring. The weather today has been in the 90's. I know lavender is supposed to be grown in the spring and likes the dryness. However, how often should I water the soil? The plant has yet to break soil ground and I wanted to know how long it should usually take? It has been planted for maybe one or two weeks, and nothing has sprouted.
Lavender can take up to 2 months to germinate. While you are waiting for it to germinate, I would keep the soil moist. While the plant likes dry soil, seeds need moisture to help germinate.
I live in South Africa. I was recently given the above plant. I have had it for about 2 weeks now ~ it came from a florist. Just yesterday I noticed that the heads (flowers) were completely bending over and sagging as if lack of water. Why would this be happening? Should I plant it out into the garden, or what should I do?
It may have gotten too much water and now has root rot. This article will help you diagnose that:
If that is not the issue, than it may be under watered. If it is in a container, it will need watering everyday outside when temps are over 30C.
I have a large lavender planted in a pot. Something is chewing off the leaves and branches. This happens when we go away for the weekend. What could this be, and how do I stop it?
Although rarely affected by pests, lavender is susceptible to small caterpillars and similar pests that feed on the leaves. Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a naturally occurring soil bacteria that you spray on lavender and other plants. It is safe for the environment. It's available as a powder or liquid at garden stores everywhere.
I was told to plant lavender in the vegetable garden. What are the benefits?
This plant is a repellent to many harmful bugs. That is what makes it a good plant for the garden.
I live in southern Massachusetts and received a bare root sweet lavender plant. Can it be planted in a container now and will it survive the winter outdoors?
Yes you can transplant ,no it probably die .Ihave French lavender in the ground and in pots but i'm in so Tex. I found out I should have mixed in some crushed limestone with my mix. I'm not up on sweet lavender I have Grosso lavender .I would transplant but protect if were talking about the same type lavender.Go on line and find Annie lavender farms ,thats all they do . luck
I have several different types of mature lavender plants that have become very "leggy" and woody. How do I prune them and when is the best time?
This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lavender/pruning-lavender.htm