Most gardeners would not need ten reasons why the should grow this attractive herb since it is an automatic choice for every garden. However if anyone is confused by the picture shown above and thinks that lavender is only grown on a farm scale should be reassured to learn that this fragrant herb will thrive in a container just as well as in the open ground. These ten reasons come from an article by Maya which I found on the Top Inspired website.
There are many different types of this beautiful flower especially famous for their fragrance. Lavender has much more to offer besides an amazing scent. It can be used for cosmetic, culinary and even medicinal purposes.
Luckily it is very easy to grow. It can spread so quickly that it is actually considered a weed in certain parts of the world.
1. Even beginners can easily grow fragrant Lavender
You don?t have to be professional gardener to grow this versatile flower. Set out plants around 15 inches apart and make sure to chose the location where they can get as much sun as possible.
Put a shovelful of compost in the planting hole. Soil should be well-drained, slightly alkaline with a pH around 7.
It is advisable to also add some builder?s sand to the soil before planting because lavender doesn?t tolerate excessive humidity. However, keep them regularly watered during their first growing season.
2. Easy way to bring beauty and fragrance into your home
Lavender also grows quite well in containers just make sure you don?t over-water it. Flower needs good drainage and air circulation. Allow the soil to dry before watering again. Where space is tight great choice would be Lavandula angustifolia which stays 12 to 15 inches tall.
3. Protects clothes
Lavender?s scent is famous globally as an amazing protector for our clothing. Cloth moths absolutely hate its scent. Use small bags made of fabric and fill it with dried lavender flowers. You can hang them or put them between clothes to prevent getting holes from those annoying pests.