27+ Lavender Varieties for Growing in Pots and Outdoor

27+ Lavender Varieties for Growing in Pots and Outdoor

There are dozens of lavender varieties available worldwide. With so much choice, it becomes difficult for most gardeners to select the suitable ones to grow.

I thought it would be helpful to research and suggest different lavender varieties so that you don’t have to do any heavy-lifting.

Today I’m going to discuss lavender varieties for the following purposes;

  • Essential oil production
  • Suitable varieties for growing in pots and containers
  • Best varieties for outdoor cultivation

Go through this article and am sure by the time you finish reading, you will have easy time selecting the best lavender variety for your next garden project.

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7 Easy Steps to Growing Lavender in Pots

7 Easy Steps in Growing Lavender in Pots

Lavender has been one of the most grown herbs by many gardeners for years due to its fragrance, leaf color, medicinal value, beautiful flowers as well as its hardy characteristics. No wonder growing lavender in pots has risen in popularity over the recent past.

Just like mints lavender belongs to Lamiaceae family and can be described as a semi- woody perennial sub- shrub.

This beautiful herb has an amazing potential of staying evergreen throughout the year depending on weather conditions and the location it’s grown.

Lavender is cultivated as an ornamental plant and its fresh flowers can be used in flavoring sauces and desserts.

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How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

How to Water Potted Plants and Keep them Happy

Watering potted plants seem like such a simple task, however if it is not done correctly the plant won’t survive.

In fact, of all the care given to potted plants, watering is probably the one cultural practice that causes the most problems. The most common cause of early plant death is generally considered to be over-watering.

Fortunately for us, ninety five percent of the plants out there will be happy if you follow the simple guidelines in this article.

But first we have to agree that either too frequent or too infrequent watering is detrimental to the plant – regardless of the requirements of water.

This raises the question; how do you know how much water to give your plants and how often?

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How to Control Tuta absoluta in Tomatoes Even If You’re Not an Expert.

How to control Tuta absoluta on tomatoes

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of the effects of Tuta absoluta, you know that growing tomatoes can be as disastrous as it can get.

I get it – when you’re not sure what to do when tomato leaf miner attacks, but you feel like somehow you’ve got to do something.

So, you result in spraying pesticides unsparingly on your crop.

Unfortunately, the result is often pathetic due to the resistant nature of Tuta absoluta to most pesticides – and that results in unimaginable losses of your crop, investment, and money used to buy chemicals.

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15+ Best Glyphosate Alternatives (As Voted by the Gardening Community)

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Over the recent past, there have been numerous concerns about the use of glyphosate popularly known as Roundup.

Issues regarding the health and environmental implication have been raised.

Therefore, begging questions on whether there are any alternatives.

Looking for a list of glyphosate alternatives that will help you to efficiently get rid of weeds in your garden? Then look no further.

I asked the /r/gardening community on Reddit to name their favourite free glyphosate alternatives.

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