Lavender Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots)
Are you ready to grow beautiful, fragrant flowers—from seed? Bonnie Plants® Lavender Seed Starting Kit gives you everything you need to grow this gorgeous, multi-purpose herb from seed! You’ll find a pretty pot, soil, your favorite non-GMO lavender seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions—conveniently packaged in one kit. Simply fill the planter with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, place in a warm area under light—and soon, you’ll see lovely lavender plants appear!
Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your lavender grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. If the pot appears overcrowded, gently remove a few lavender seedlings. Before you know it, you’ll be harvesting beautiful purple blooms and silvery foliage to use in your favorite recipes, bouquets, or DIY crafts, like sachets and soaps. The edible flowers look lovely decorating desserts, while the silvery leaves add amazing flavor to the famous Herbes de Provence blend used for roasts and seafood. Lavender needs 6 to 8 hours of sun. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Lavender seeds can take up to 30 days to germinate, but usually they sprout in 7 to 14 days and will be ready to harvest in 90 to 100 days. Use the seed kit indoors year round or grow outside when the danger of frost has passed. You’ll love the incredible fragrance, flowers, and flavor of your homegrown lavender!Read More
|Culinary use Baking, teas, sugars, jellies, paired with berries or citrus||Features Great for use in recipes, drying, and crafts|
|Garden use Herb gardens, containers, vegetable and flower bed||Light Full sun|
|Planting time After last spring frost||Plant size 12 to 14 inches tall by 8 to 10 inches wide|
|Soil Well-drained soil (on the dry side)||Type Perennial in zones 5 to 7|
Welcome your Plant
1. Remove Packaging
Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.
2. Check the Soil
Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.
3. Adjustment Period
Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.
Long term Care
1. Location, location
Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.
2. Soil & drainage
Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.
3. Hungry plants
Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.