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Kermit
05-02-2002, 09:12 PM
I plant culinary herbs every spring, but this is the first time I've planted lavender. Is there any need to cut the lavender back throughout the growing season? I'm guessing no, but I want to make sure. I cut back the cooking herbs, but that's to keep them from going to flower as long as possible. Since I want the flowers on the lavender, I should let it grow, right?

Mamu
05-03-2002, 07:31 AM
Hi Kermit I have never grown lavender but would think you would not cut it until after it blooms.

There is a lavender farm in Harwich, Ma. here is a pic of the lavender in bloom.

Lavender in Bloom (http://www.capecodlavenderfarm.com/images/flowerfield.jpg)

Also this is their Website:CapeCod Lavender Farm (http://www.capecodlavenderfarm.com/index.html)

info on growing lavender (http://www.lavenderfarms.com/info/growing.htm)

ccbob
05-03-2002, 08:26 AM
I cut back my lavendar at the beginning of the spring. It's come back nice and bushy with lots of new growth. I don't touch it the rest of the year.

Saffron
05-04-2002, 07:24 PM
Kermit! I just bought lavender for the first time too, just today! :)

DixieDreamer
05-05-2002, 09:54 AM
I have LOTS of lavender plants growing in my side garden. I do the same as ccbob and they flourish. Lavender likes soil that is slightly "lean" and drains well. It also does very well in slightly alkaline soil (which is what I am challenged with) - making it a good plant for hot dry areas.