HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR LAVENDER
Lavender prefers to be planted right away in a sunny spot, and sandy loam is the best soil type. Well draining soil is the most important feature, as the roots like to stay dry.
The plant likes continuous water until roots establish. Be sure to not overwater as roots will rot.
Once established, deadheading the flowers once they have faded will stimulate the plant to produce more flowers. This video will help you learn when and how to prune your lavender.
Steps to plant your lavender cuttings:
1) Use a pot with good soil. Lavender likes light sand and manure. We recommend 2/3 Potting Soil + 1/3 Perlite or Sand.
2) Plant cutting with woody stem completely under the dirt.
3) Water regularly ensuring the soil is always moist. Plant should never be soaked, and the pot should allow water to drain freely.
4) Place pot in the direct sun, indoors or outside.
How to care for your lavender cutting:
Lavender cuttings should remain in its pot until it is at least 5" tall with a 3" spread. Roots must be well established before the plant should be transplanted, do not rush this step. Once it reaches this size, it should be planted in a sunny spot preferably with sandy loam soil, it's the best type for lavender. Consistently water until roots establish in its new home, but be sure not to overwater as roots will rot. Many lavender grows 18-20 inches high and 2 feet spread, but look at each varietal for details. Foliage and bright bluish-purple blooms are very aromatic.
Fresh Lavender Bundles
Fresh, cut lavender bunches can be put in a vase of water for 2-3 days. They will last up to 10 days in water, but if you want to dry the bunches, remove from water after 3 days, cut off brown parts of the stem and hang to dry.
How To Dry Lavender Bundles
Hang bundles upside down to dry in a dark, warm spot. Protect drying lavender from sunlight to retain best colour, and place a sheet beneath the bundles to catch any buds or blooms that might fall. You should have dried lavender bunches in about seven to 10 days, depending on humidity. Make sure there is enough airflow to avoid any moulding from occuring.