Welcome to the complete guide to growing Lavender in Perth. In this guide, we will cover everything you will need to know to grow Lavender in your backyard for you to enjoy.
Growing herbs at home is one of the most satisfying things to do. The best part is that it’s extremely easy as well. As beneficial as herbs are for all of us, what is many times overlooked is the joy that herb gardening can bring.
Best time to grow Lavender in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Sep-Feb.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Lavender grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Lavender thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Lavender
If you are growing Lavender in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Lavender needs Only occasionally in summer. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Lavender?
You can harvest Lavender at its prime, which is around when fully grown.
What to propagate
You can plant Lavender from Seeds, Cuttings, and place each plant around 50 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Lavender
Lavender is a Perennial herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: In India, Ayurveda medicine has used many herbs such as turmeric possibly as early as 4,000 BC.
Fact 2: Egyptian schools of herbalists have existed since 3000 BC.
These make growing Lavender in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Lavender in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Lavender in your backyard for you to enjoy.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.