Posts Tagged ‘Lavender Planting Tips’

Plenty of Plants for Sale at Victors

July 9th, 2017 by S3

Come to Victor’s Lavender and stock up on well tended 4″, 6″ and 1 Gal. Lavender plants ready for transplanting at your home.

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These plants are offered at an exceptional deal during the Lavender Festival Weekend!

 

Whidbey Gardening Workshop

February 27th, 2015 by Jacki

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Here’s another event to add to your calendar. The Whidbey Gardening Workshop is a place to find more plant information than you will know what to do with. Saturday, March 7th is the day. The place, Oak Harbor High School, 950 Northwest 2nd Ave.,  Oak Harbor, WA 98277. There are literally dozens of classes to choose from but one you want to attend for sure is Victor’s. During this class he will be discussing ‘Best Practices’ for planting, the basics of propagation, how to care for your plants and which varieties are best suited to different climates and soils. Absolutely loaded with great information about lavender. There are three sessions with classes so you can still choose to attend two more while you are there. From Rhodies to Peonies, Composting to Irrigation, you can even learn how to make slugs and bugs work for you. Here is a link to their brochure. Check it out and save the date.  http://www.whidbeygardeningworkshop.org/2015/docs/wgw_2015_brochure.pdf

Propagation Deadline Nearing

March 6th, 2013 by victor

SEMI-HARDWOOD CUTTINGS
We are nearing the end of the season to propagate new lavender plants to be ready for you this spring. We will be busy cutting and planting until the end of March. These new little guys will be ready for the ground in areas where the last frost comes a little later in the spring. If there is a particular variety you are looking for be sure to give us a call so we can make sure we have them available for you when you are ready to plant.

Don’t try to grow lavender from seed. Lavender must be propagated from soft or hardwood cuttings to maintain the true characteristics of the cultivar. Some varieties take to rooting better than others. It takes about 8 to 12 weeks to get well rooted cuttings in a greenhouse using 70 degree bottom heat.

We know Mother Nature has been testing us lately but Spring will get here! When it does – get out there – enjoy it – and get planting! CULTIVARS

Commercial Lavender Growers – Planting time is here.

April 22nd, 2012 by victor

Two and a half Inch Pot

Commercial Planting Season is Upon Us.

If you are a commercial grower now is the best time to be planting your new crops. April in the warmer zones and May in the cooler areas. Avoid planting if temperatures will remain in the 80’s.  Always start with healthy, well established plants at a minimum size of a 2 1/2″ pot. I don’t recommend planting plugs directly in the ground as the roots are not yet established. If you are buying plugs, transplant them to  2 1/2″ pots. They will need at least 4-6 weeks to develop a root system strong enough to support them in the ground. I also recommend that you keep all the flowers cut off for the first year. This will allow the plant to send it’s energy into building a stronger root system and healthier plant. Be patient, you will see your efforts pay off next year with a crop of strong, beautiful plants with plenty of flowers.

If you’re not growing commercially – you just plain love lavender and want a couple plants to brighten up your garden, to cook with or to dry – not to worry – you’ve still got some time. Start with a minimum 4″ plant or better yet, the gallon size.

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