Lavender scientifically known as Lavandula sps, lavender is a culinary herb which is good with everything from cake to chicken. Lavender is well suited for garden. Lavender requires well-drained light, sandy, or sandy loam, or gravelly soils.
Scientific name: Lavandula angustifolia
Common name: Lavender
Common varieties: Hidcote , Munstead
Soil: Lavender requires well-drained light, sandy, or sandy loam, or gravelly soils. Low-fertility soils are still suitable. Soil pH should be between 5.8 -8.3.
Crop Duration: Perennial crop with a typical productive life of about 10 years.
Planting season: Sep-Oct
Planting type: Lavender is mainly propagated by seed, cuttings, layering, tissue culture and division of roots.
Spacing: row to row 1.2 -2.0m x Plant -plant 30-60cm
Depth of sowing: 0.65cm
Germination period:14-21 days
Hours of sunlight required: 8 hrs
Irrigation: based on soil moisture irrigation is given. Avoid overhead watering it increase diseases incidence.
Companion crops: Rosemary, Basil