Growing Lavender From Seed


Iron Oak FarmLavender is notoriously difficult to germinate from seed. But with a few simple steps you can successfully start your own lavender sets and plant a garden’s worth of this fragrant and beautiful herb.


Lavender Bouquet

Lavender seeds 

Step 1. Start Early
Lavender is slow to germinate and takes a few extra steps to get the germination process going. Be prepared to get your seeds planted indoors about three to four months before your predicted planting time for your zone/area. Sometimes this time frame occurs before the garden supply stores start getting in their seed packets and seed starting pots. Gather supplies now for next year.

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4/19/2015 6:57:22 AM

And I will admit, a lot of effort, yet from a money standpoint more than well worth the effort. Since I on a super crazy tight budget, lavender plants are usually out of the question. Thanks for all the info. The question I do have is instead of the fridge, would a cool basement area be cool enough for that process? Jim

4/16/2015 11:16:41 AM

"3 to 6 weeks" is a pretty big window for the dormancy period. Can you be more specific? Thanks!

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