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Growing Lavender in Containers
Growing Lavender in containers can be done, though it is a little tricky. First get a really, really big pot; a lavender's root system is a lot bigger than the plant is. Lavenders need about eight hours of sun, so make sure you have that. Now consider drainage, water, pruning and feeding; the Four Horsemen of Container Gardening.
Drainage: Make sure the pot you're using has really good drainage holes. I'd put about a 1/2 inch - 1 inch of loose gravel at the bottom of the pot to ensure the water won't sog up the container. It's best if you can find a good soilless mix for potting material. A mixture of peat, vermiculite and perlite is one of the best, but well aerated, "fluffy" soil is fine, too.
Water: During the summer, lavender in a container is going to need more water than lavender in the ground. If you let a lavender get dehydrated you may find it difficult to bring it back to its former glory. So: not too wet and not too dry. Try to water the lavender at the base of the plant, rather than getting the foliage wet.
Pruning: Following the same methods we described in our growing lavender section. You and your lavender will be pleased with the results.
Feeding: There are a couple schools of thought on this. Probably the easiest is to mix in some time-release fertilizer in the spring. It's a good idea to repot then, so it's a good time to fertilize, too. If you have a Spanish Lavender (L. stoechas), the kind with the "rabbit ears" or Candicans (L. dentata var. candicans), then regular fertilizing is recommended. During the growth season give these guys a liquid fertilizer shot of a 20-10-20 mix once a month.
HOW TO REACH US
Purple Haze Lavender Farm and Store
The Gift Shop at the farm is now OPEN Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays!
Located at: 180 Bell Bottom Rd in Sequim, WA 98382
Farm Store Hours:
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am-5:00 pm (May hours)
The Downtown Store is open daily-so if you are visiting us during the week-enjoy a walk around the farm and then come down town and do your shopping!
Purple Haze Lavender Downtown Store
WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR 'ROUND!!
We have LAVENDER ICE CREAM available still!
Located at: 127 W Washington St
Sequim WA 98382
Downtown Store Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9 am.-5pm.
Toll Free: 1-888-852-6560 Local Calls: (360) 683-1714 Email: email@example.com
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