Thyme, oregano, nepeta, borage, chamomile, nigella
When sowing3-5 cm; Depth 0,2 cm
When thinning20-30 cm
SoilWell-drained, fertile and moist soil
WateringRegular, allow to dry out
FeedingNo fertilizer or compost addition is necessary
Expert tipAlthough Munstead Blue is a good variety of lavender to start growing from seed, lavender seeds are slow to germinate in general and will require warm temperatures, between 18 °C and 21 °C. Thus, start early and be patient.
Attracts bees and butterflies.
It is said to repel mice
Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Leave the foliage over winter to prevent the plants from becoming leggy and bare at the base. Trim them back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood as it will not regrow if you do.
Medicinal propertiesLavender has many health benefits, such reducing anxiety and improving sleep.
How to eatLavender's sweet, fragrant flavour complements a range of foods. To ensure it doesn’t overwhelm a dish, you can use some tricks. For sweets, try using lavender-infused sugar or dried flowers. For meals, lightly toast dried lavender to deepen its complexity and remove perfumed notes.