|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100′ Row||Average Yield / 100′ Row||Days to Harvest|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||70°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Lavender is a perennial or tender perennial (Zones 5-8) that prefers full sun and somewhat dry, well-drained soil.
For best germination, expose seed to cool, moist conditions (stratification) for 2-3 weeks before sowing. The refrigerator works well for stratification. Sow seeds indoors several weeks before the last frost. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°F. Sow seeds 1/16” deep and 2-4” apart. Seeds will germinate in 21-40 days. Space mature plants 12-24" apart. Transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed.
Harvest above ground parts, with or without flowers, once plants become established. Cut stems, leaving 3” of growth above the soil. If using only flowers, snip flowers without cutting the stems. Lavender is quite versatile; use fresh or dried in cheeses, baking, soap, etc.