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Jun 6, 2017 11:38 AM CST
Hi all I'm planting Lavender in container
Should I use a small container or large one Heard that lavender likes it's roots snug Is this true
And can I use a mix of perlite regular potting mix and cactus mix
Will appreciate any advice
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 7, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Best to start anything in small pot. Helps prevent overwatering. Put window screen over drainage holes.
You need drainage holes. You want well draining soil for potted plants.
Water should run out bottom within a minute or so. I wouldn't use catus mix, i've heard bad stories about, even name brand stuff. Butt 😁 Not to worry 😁 I have an EZ mix for
you. Equal parts of potting soil and washed sand. You can use aquarium gravel instead of washed sand, whichevers cheeper.
Lavender is drought tolerant. So dont over-do on water. Let them dry some. Thumbs up
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Name: Elaine
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Jun 7, 2017 11:45 AM CST
Hi and welcome Tkhan. I agree, start with a fairly small pot. The soil mix you use in your pot should be determined by how humid your weather is generally.

In a dry climate you can just use regular potting soil, but here in Florida, your mix of perlite, cactus mix and potting soil would be great. Need more air spaces in the mix to allow the roots to dry out between waterings. Even that might not be enough in our high humidity, but it would be what I'd use here.

So, zone 7b doesn't tell us enough about your climate, just your average cold temperatures in winter. Please put in your city/state/country into your profile as well?

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Jun 7, 2017 2:27 PM CST
Thanks dyzzypyxxy and philipwonel
I planted it already Made my own with potting soil cactus mix πŸ™That's all I had and perlite I'll let you know how it turns out !!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 7, 2017 3:44 PM CST
Yes ! Let us know !
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 7, 2017 5:55 PM CST
I had lavender growing for many years that I started from seed. I used a large pot, and the pot was right up against the house, in full sun. Lavenders like sun. And they aren't all that fussy about soil, so long as you-as others warned-let the soil dry out between waterings. Have fun.
Jun 7, 2017 7:37 PM CST
How long did it take for the seeds to grow into plant ?

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