Lavender Planting Instructions
Lavender grows best in full sun, in well-drained alkaline soil and once established can tolerate drought. Because many of our local soils are acidic and very dense, it is necessary to take the following steps:
1) Plant in raised beds or mounds if water stands in the planting area.
2) In the planting hole add up to 25% gravel or sand and compost prior to planting.
3) Apply 1/4 cup of lime and 1/4 cup 10-10-10 all purpose fertilizer per plant in a 1 foot circle and work into the top inch of soil.
4) Water thoroughly once daily and more often in hot weather if the soil dries.
Lavender does not require a lot of fertilizer and over fertilizing is not a good idea. For best results pinch off any flowers during the first year at the base of stem.