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You are not saying how big they are but they do need potting on and growing on-one to a 3 inch pot will be fine-don't plant out until you have sizeable plants
Hello, I'm growing a fair bit from seed but not grown lavender.
Yes they do need to be potted up into bigger pots.
It is advisable put one in each new pot so they have room to develop and then you get more individual plants. Sometimes in the case of wallflowers I do put an extra one in. Depends on how much space I have.
I don't know that much about lavender but my feeling is that they would probably be too small to go out yet and with the current weather.
Had to check what 10 cms is -that will be fine -but one to each pot-give them room as HH says to develop
Hi Gloucestergirl13: I sowed lavender 'Provence Blue' in May last year in little pots only in multi-p compost and left outside at the back door. By August they were 2-3" high. I think they could have done better if I hadn't just ignored them and left them - or if I had bothered to put them in a gritty compost. Not sure.
However, they stood outside here in Scotland all winter. Here they are in March this year.
At the end of March I potted the 2 bushier seedlings into a large pot with half multi-p compost and leafmould and loads of grit. Here they are today 30th June.
I've planted the other little stragglier ones straight into the garden with a lot of grit underneath and they are coming on well as well.
Bearing in mind they've been outside as seedlings since last Autumn in some pretty low temperatures, a lot of rain and wind and very little warm sunshine, they've come up much better than I expected.
If I can do it with little experience and in Scottish conditions - I'm sure you will do really well and even better with yours.
Yes- they need to be outside.
They are tough but as you have just moved them on, put them out of direct sun for a couple of weeks to settle and start growing again -then into the sun
Did you save the seed from existing lavenders or buy seed?
If you saved it could you tell me how? I'm not sure how to turn them from soft mauve buds to clean, dry seed or when to sow them?
I planted up a large rose border last year & bought lots of T&M mini plugs of lavender, which I grew on, planted & is now near flowering. However, I couldn't decide whether to make a low border edger with them or dot them around.
I now wish I had done the former, rather than the latter, as trampling in the border now full with annuals etc., pruning all 80 of them after flowering, to stop them getting leggy isn't appealing!
So if I could learn how to propagate from seed the ones I have, (I think they're too small for cuttings!), I could then plant more as an edging in a year or two.
Mine were from a packet of bought seed as well but I'd like to have a go with cuttings.