Lavender Lavandula spp.
How to sow lavender: Direct seed indoors
Sun requirement for lavender: Plant in Full Sun
Lavender has been planted 30 times by Growstuff members.
Lavender has an easily recognizable scent and purple to blue flowers that grow in whorls. Leaf shape varies across the genus. It is a natural repellant of moths, slugs, and deer, and a great companion for any plant that suffers from these pests (such as kale, cabbage, and other members of the Brassicaceae family).
First harvest expected8 weeks after planting
Companionskiwifruit purple cauliflower
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How to grow lavender
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