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Name: veena sai
Brampton (Zone 6a)
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veena96
Apr 21, 2017 5:12 AM CST
Hello I'm very new to gardening and i sowed some lavender seeds recently after reading in a thread i placed my pot in the freezer yesterday evening and took it back again today morning and i placed it under the light..am i doing the right thing?? Please enlighten me Rolling my eyes. Thank You!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Apr 21, 2017 8:58 AM CST
Why in the heck is freezing for ???
If seeds were starting to sprout.....
There frozen. As in goners.
Plant more seed.
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dyzzypyxxy
Apr 21, 2017 9:58 AM CST
Hi and welcome, Veena. Some seeds need what is known as cold stratification in order to germinate. Usually you would put the seeds in your freezer for a week or two while still dry, before you plant them.

As Phil says above, if your seeds were already starting to germinate before you put them in the freezer, you very likely have killed them. It's getting late to start seeds of lavender, to be honest. They're quite slow to germinate and then the little plants aren't all that speedy growing either.

Rather than spend more money on seeds, I'd go to your local nursery or box store and buy some started plants instead. Lavender is sold everywhere in the springtime. If you want a certain variety you can order it online as started plants, too. Here's a link to an online seller with several types available as plants (and they also sell seeds).
http://www.burpee.com/herbs/la...
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Calif_Sue
Apr 21, 2017 10:01 AM CST

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Yep, frozen.
Lavender can be challenging to grow from seed, here is a site with some good tips.
http://www.grit.com/farm-and-g...
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