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leggy lavender baby plants

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by lowrider69, Feb 7, 2022.

  1. lowrider69

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    Hi Guys I got these Lavender plants and yes I know I seeded them way to early but what can I do to try save them? there really leggy I think due to lack of light, any ideals please?

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    Hi

    Need to be outside under cover as may be too warm as well , I would nip the tops out.. dont over water. Any that have died and you have several remove them and the soil.. when watering put then in the sink and fill let the compost soak it up then let them drain dont water over the top of them.

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      I agree they need to be outside, but kept free from frost or heavy rain.

      A few bricks and a sheet of glass of plastic is all they need, close to a sunny house wall if possible.
      Leave the ends open so the plants get lots of air.
       
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        I agree with the two above.
         
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        Ditto , agree, but Lavender seedlings are very hard to get going and prone to disease wiping them all out.

        We ordered 36 plug plants from the big suppliers a few years ago and the first batch was half dead as received, the second replacement batch much better but still about 10% lost, and that was in May.

        What we did to make up the numbers was to buy the punnets of young lavenders stocked by The Range at the time, good sturdy young plants, miles better than the plug plants and less hassle !
         
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          Future reference, I've germinated l. hidcote in coarse sand before, no compost just sand. they turned out to be the most successful lavender I've done.
          it could be I have exceptionally green fingers....or just they need extremely sharp drainage:)
           
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