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asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th June, 2020

How often should I fertilize lavender?

More than it needs fertilizer, lavender prefers at least six to seven hours of full sun and well-drained soil. Established lavender needs fertilization only twice a year: once in the spring and fall. Lavender is appropriate for container planting and the same fertilization rules apply for lavender grown in pots.

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Likewise, what is the best fertilizer for lavender?

The easiest and best thing to do is to put down an inch (2.5 cm.) of good compost around the plant. This should provide plenty of nutrients for the year to come. Alternatively, you can feed your lavender with a small amount of slow-release fertilizer.

Likewise, is Miracle Gro good for lavender? For the very best results—think lots of beautiful, fragrant blooms—it's also important to feed lavender regularly with a premium plant food like Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® All Purpose Plant Nutrition.

Thereof, do lavender plants need feeding?

Little feeding is required, although a sprinkling of potash around the base of plants will encourage more prolific flowering and improved flower colour. Don't add bulky manure or high nitrogen feed as your lavenders in particular, will grow very sappy and flop open.

Are coffee grounds good for lavender plants?

No. Coffee grounds are very high in acid and plants such as lavender and aloe do not benefit from them. Only use fresh grounds on acid loving plants and even then, do so sparingly.

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