Lavender takes well to growing in containers and requires minimal upkeep so this is a great option if you are wanting to add a little extra beauty and elegance to your patio or deck. And with a variety of sizes and colors, lavender can fit in nicely to just about any color scheme or style. Lavender does have a few easy requirements if it's going to thrive, though, so here are a few important steps in setting up your lavender container garden.
Select a large container with good drainage. Lavender’s roots are as big or bigger than the plant so think about how big your lavender plant will get and then find a container that’s about the same size. Because lavender is susceptible to root rot, it is also important to find a pot that has good drainage – so no attached saucer and multiple holes would be best.
Add a 2 inch layer of rocks or gravel to the bottom of the pot to help with drainage.
The soil mixture should be very loose and porous. So a half/half mix of potting soil and either sand, pumice, or perlite will give your plant the nutrients it needs along with drainage.
Once you’ve planted your lavender, move it to a spot that receives full sun for at least 8 hours per day. (If you live in an extremely hot area of the country, filtered sunlight works well.)
Water every two weeks if there has been no rainfall.
As with your lavender plants in the ground, be sure to prune in the spring or in the fall after blooming.
The nice thing about lavender in containers is that it can be brought inside to add the same elegance and beauty to the inside of your house!
Little Lavender Shop 108 S College Ste C Newberg, OR 97132 Hours: Wed-Sun 11-6
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