There are several ways to propagate lavender: cuttings, cuttings, bush division, seeds.
The method of sowing, experts say, is the mostComplex, because it requires the process of stratification (ie, placing in a cold environment). It should be remembered that for the middle zone of Russia not all types of lavender are suitable, but mainly lavender narrow-leaved.
To wait for sprouting, it is necessary to sow lavender correctly, with observance of certain requirements.
Determine the location on the site for lavender. It should be sunny and dry. In this case, keep in mind that one bush of lavender lives for several decades, so the place should be permanent, lavender badly tolerates transplantation.
Prepare the soil for sowing lavender seeds. Put in the ground a large river sand or small gravel, the soil must be well permeable. Dug up the site.
It is believed that the best time for sowing seedsLavender - October. Sow the seeds of lavender to a depth of 3-4 mm (not more than 0.5 cm). Lightly compact the soil and pour (abundant watering is not needed). With the onset of cold weather, cover the crops with snow. Shoots may appear next year at the end of May, and even in early June. Do not rush from despair ("nothing has risen!") To dig a site with the seeds of lavender.
If you do not have time to plant lavender in the fall, do notWorry - plant in May or early June next year. However, before the spring sowing, keep the seeds in the fridge (right in the bag) for a month, or even two. You can also try this option: in January-February, sow lavender seeds in a small box with good drainage and nutrient soil and bury the box in the snow.
In spring, gently remove from the box earthenwareCom and, without shaking it, transfer to a permanent place of "residence" of lavender, which you determine in advance. Naturally, the soil must be prepared by you in advance.
There is another variant of lavender reproductionSeeds. After keeping seeds in the cold for 30-40 days, in February or early March, sow them on seedlings in a tray or box (the soil must be nutritious and simultaneously permeable, ie with a high content of sand or pebbles). Place the tray in a well-lit place, the temperature in the room should be between +15 and +22? C. For faster germination, you can treat the crops with Gibberellin (150-200 mg / l). Sprinkle seedlings into a youngster at a distance of 5-8 cm one from the other. The little boy is constantly airing. In late May, you can drop each germ to a permanent place.
Faithful flower growers manage to grow lavender inHome conditions, although no guide to floriculture does not mention lavender as a houseplant. If you want to risk and try to grow lavender at home, take fresh lavender seeds and sift them into a pot with permeable soil (good drainage at the bottom and a mixture of river sand or pebbles with nutritious ground). Pour it. In a short time, shoots should appear. For the summer you can take a pot on a balcony or a loggia. With the onset of cold weather, bring home and identify in a cool place. Watering is very mild. It is believed that if the lavender survived the first winter, then it will continue to grow normally. True, there is no need to expect abundant flowering from it.