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You can never have enough lavender in the garden because it not only smells wonderful, it also keeps lice away from roses. It is always good to know how to increase it.Lavender is easily grown
If you smell the scent of lavender and close your eyes, you will immediately find yourself in Provence. Here it finally thrives in large fields. However, the scent not only seduces the senses, it also has a calming effect. The plant not only looks beautiful, it also has a positive effect on sleep and the psyche.
Of course, lavender can do much more. It can also drive moths and aphids from neighboring plants. And you can use the plant even in the kitchen. From it you can e.g. also conjure up lavender muffins, jams or lemonades. Well, if all of these are not reasons to finally grow the lavender in the garden.
If you already have it in the garden, you can usually not get enough of it. It can be an advantage if you know how to increase it. This works very well, for example, through cuttings or countersinks. You can also multiply the lavender by seeds or by division.
This is how lavender can be propagated
Multiply lavender by cuttings:
Lavender belongs to the labiate family and can grow up to one meter. As the lavender bush grows into a woody shrub over the years, it can stand a very strong pruning in autumn. And that is a great advantage, because it is very easy to get to cuttings.
The best time to multiply the lavender over cuttings is spring. But you can also multiply your lavender in autumn. The lavender should then spend the winter in the winter garden. It is best to do the following:
❶ Cut unbranched shoots about 10 centimeters long and remove the lower leaves.
❷ Then you have to plant the shoots in a bowl with growing soil and water them well.
❸ Then place the bowl in a warm and sunny place. For the next time it is important that you water the shoots regularly.
❹ Sufficient roots have formed after six to eight weeks. The young plants are now so strong that you can put them in individual pots.
❺ Afterwards, you must always prune the young plants right away (see instructions here). The shoots grow into a compact and bushy lavender bush.
Increase lavender over the sagger:
If you prefer to multiply your lavender in the spring, you can also do it by lowering. Thats is quite easy. You just have to keep an eye on the sinkers to monitor progress and take follow-up action in good time. Proceed as follows:
❶ Bend a long branch of shoot on the ground in spring. At the point where it touches the ground, you have to dig a furrow about 10 centimeters deep.
❷ Free the shoot from the leaves in the lower part and insert it into the furrow. Then dig the hole. If the shoot does not stay in the ground, it is best to fix it with some wire. Then wait and see.
❸ In autumn you need to remove the soil from the shoot and check whether it has taken root. If this is the case, you can cut off the shoot from the mother plant. If not, then wait until spring. You can then transplant the lavender shoot in one year.
Multiply lavender by seeds:
If you are not in a hurry, you can also increase your lavender stock by sowing lavender. Of course, you can sow the lavender directly outdoors in late May / early June when frost is no longer expected. However, it is more promising if you prefer the lavender on the windowsill or in the greenhouse in February / March. Proceed as follows:
❶ Fill growing soil in a room greenhouse and moisten it with a spray bottle. You can also sow the lavender in pots right away.
❷ Now sprinkle the seeds loosely on the earth and then press them lightly. A small board can be helpful here.
❸ Now place the indoor greenhouse or pots in a bright location and wait until the first correct leaflets have formed after the cotyledons. Because then the time has come when you have to prick the plants.
❹ If frost and cold temperatures are no longer to be expected in the field, you can put the plants in the bed or put the pots outside.
If you already have a large plant in the garden, you can also dig it out, split it into two or more pieces and plant it back in the garden. The best time to do this is in autumn.
As you can see, you don't have to buy a new lavender plant if you want to add a touch of Provence to your garden. By dividing the lavender can also be propagated super.