Lavender Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pot) 2PK | Metal Pot

Lavender Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pot)

2PK | Metal Pot

Are you ready to grow beautiful, fragrant flowers—from seed? Bonnie Plants® Lavender Seed Starting Kit gives you everything you need to grow this gorgeous, multi-purpose herb from seed! You’ll find a pretty pot, soil, your favorite non-GMO lavender seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions—conveniently packaged in one kit. Simply fill the planter with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, place in a warm area under light—and soon, you’ll see lovely lavender plants appear!

Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your lavender grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. If the pot appears overcrowded, gently remove a few lavender seedlings. Before you know it, you’ll be harvesting beautiful purple blooms and silvery foliage to use in your favorite recipes, bouquets, or DIY crafts, like sachets and soaps. The edible flowers look lovely decorating desserts, while the silvery leaves add amazing flavor to the famous Herbes de Provence blend used for roasts and seafood. Lavender needs 6 to 8 hours of sun. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Lavender seeds can take up to 30 days to germinate, but usually they sprout in 7 to 14 days and will be ready to harvest in 90 to 100 days. Use the seed kit indoors year round or grow outside when the danger of frost has passed. You’ll love the incredible fragrance, flowers, and flavor of your homegrown lavender!

Some Bonnie Plants varieties may not be available in your local area, due to different variables in certain regions. Also, if any variety is a limited, regional variety it will be noted on the pertinent variety page.

At a glance

Light requirements: Full sun.

Planting: Space 12 to 20 inches apart, depending on variety. (See listing above or check stick tag that comes with the plant for specific spacing recommendations.)

Soil requirements: Lavender demands well-drained soil with a pH of 6.7 to 7.3. To improve soil drainage, add builder’s sand or small limestone gravel, or tuck plants into raised beds or atop a stone wall.

Water requirements: Lavender prefers drier soil. Heavy, wet soil, especially in winter, can kill plants.

Frost-fighting plan: Lavender is perennial in some zones; see listing above for specific zones. Hardier English lavender can tolerate temperatures as low as 23° F.

Common issues: Lavender thrives in heat, but humidity can lead to fungus issues in some varieties. Plant where air circulation is good, and thin plants as you harvest blooms or stems. Add rock mulch to enhance moisture evaporation beneath plants. Lavender is generally pest-free.

Harvesting: Pick lavender leaves and stems at any point in the growing season. Best color occurs before buds open; fragrance strengthens as flowers mature. Avoid creating bare spots when clipping.

Storage: Dried lavender retains its fragrance for months. Fresh stems last in water five to seven days. For longer storage, dry or freeze leaves.

For more information, visit the Lavender page in our How to Grow section.