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Lavender will bloom non-stop: how to feed the flower properly

Alina MilsentLife
How to fertilize lavender

There are discussions in professional circles about the need to fertilize lavender. Some say that lavender doesn't need fertilizer as the plant is accustomed to poor soils. Others insist that without fertilization, the plant will not bloom as long and will have a less intense aroma.

If there is a lack of nutrients, the leaves and stems of lavender will begin to wilt. The flowers will become faded and weak, and the inflorescences will fall off. Read the OBOZREVATEL article to know how to feed lavender.

Useful fertilizers

Lavender does not need organic fertilizers because in the natural conditions of its growth, organic matter is almost absent. On the contrary, organic fertilizers will become a breeding ground for pests and pathogens.

Thus, it is better to fertilize lavender with mineral fertilizers. Any combination with potassium and phosphorus will have a positive effect on growth, aroma, and flowering. Nitrogen can be used, but very carefully and in small quantities. For example, in the spring, it is advised to apply nitrogen- and phosphorus-based fertilizers.

Crushed eggshells will also be beneficial as they gradually release mineral components into the soil.

Lavender will bloom non-stop: how to feed the flower properly

Fertilization rules

Fertilizers should be applied during watering, especially in the heat of summer and in the absence of rain for a long time.

You can also fertilize the plants using granular products when loosening the soil or mulching.

Lavender will bloom non-stop: how to feed the flower properly

Frequency of fertilization

Lavender needs nitrogen during the active growing season. When the buds begin to form, it is recommended to exclude nitrogen fertilizers and switch to potassium-phosphorus preparations.

Usually, in the first years, lavender does not need additional nutrients at all. Experts advise to start fertilizing about 4 years after planting.

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