Lavender update

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Re: Lavender update

Post by Madiha Humbal » July 31st, 2013, 4:48 am

hello there. i tried growing lavender as well. but failed miserably. can u please guide me how to grow them like what kind of soil do you need. how do i maintain the temperature required for them to germinate. how much time till i see the shoots etc. i am fairly new at this and have absolutely no knowledge of such kinds of things so i might be a little nuisance. BUT HELP PLEASE :?

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Re: Lavender update

Post by newton » August 13th, 2013, 2:07 am

From what I know they are easier to cultivate from cuttings than from seed and their biggest problem in our climate is the humidity levels around the monsoon periods

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Re: Lavender update

Post by MOHAN SINGH » March 10th, 2016, 10:14 am

Could you maintain these plants?.. what is the current position?

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Re: Lavender update

Post by Shazia Khurram » March 12th, 2016, 12:02 am

How I miss lavender. It was so easy to grow, and thrived in Quetta. Planted with rosemary, they gave off an intoxicating scent. Ziarat has a huge local variety growing wild.


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Re: Lavender update

Post by eagergardener » March 12th, 2016, 9:03 am

Oh wow that's awesome! My cat just recenlty toppled over the gamla containing 8 lavendar seedlings. Which sprouted after sowing 200 seeds. Lost all of them :-/

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Re: Lavender update

Post by MOHAN SINGH » March 12th, 2016, 10:56 am

Hello eagergardener,
Could you please share your media, sowing dates, method, sprouting dates, etc. for reference.


Hi Shazia,
Did you grow from seed? I could get from a nursery but the only lavender they could understand is lavender as in color not as in a herb. :D

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Re: Lavender update

Post by Shazia Khurram » March 12th, 2016, 11:02 am

@ sir mohan Singh
Yes I grew them from seeds in Quetta. They also grow wild there. It was English and French lavender.
I have tried it several times here in Punjab but have been unsuccessful. They do sprout and even form seedlings, but never flower for me. And the foliage too dies after a while, even though I never place them in direct heat. Actually, they dislike humidity and wilt away in monsoon. They thrive in barren conditions and dry air like in Quetta.


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Re: Lavender update

Post by MOHAN SINGH » March 12th, 2016, 11:59 am

Not a good idea then.. i grew thyme initially last summer had quite the same experience as yours. But i would blame my choice of soil and partly to high humidity..

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Re: Lavender update

Post by mistersajjad » December 2nd, 2016, 10:25 am

what is the season for germinating the lavendar seeds?they re very beneficial as they keep the mosquitoes away.
could you tell me the procedure you followed for using the seeds please?
i am working on rosemary but it requires about 24 hours of stratification. I am hoping they sprout. I would appreciate any guidance I can get from karachiites.

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Re: Lavender update

Post by Izhar » December 5th, 2016, 2:14 pm

mistersajjad wrote:what is the season for germinating the lavendar seeds?they re very beneficial as they keep the mosquitoes away.
could you tell me the procedure you followed for using the seeds please?
i am working on rosemary but it requires about 24 hours of stratification. I am hoping they sprout. I would appreciate any guidance I can get from karachiites.
Lavender doesn't survive in Karachi

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