Lavender from seed – update at week 7

The lavender seedlings continue to do well, but they’re doing it very slowly.  In part, I should think that is because of the bitterly cold weather we’ve been having; and because I am hard on the seedlings and still put them out each day.

From seed to seven weeks, slow growing:

Lavender seeds
Lavender seeds
Lavender seedling emerging
Lavender seedling emerging

 

This is 11 days after sowing, and this batch were done with no bottom heat, outdoors in the daytime, under cover at night.  Daytime temperatures have been around 5C – so definitely not ideal!

Lavender seedling seven weeks after sowing
Lavender seedling seven weeks after sowing

 

This one was pricked out three weeks ago.  The pricking out definitely caused a growth check. So, out of interest, I did a second sowing with three seeds per peat pot (they’re not peat pots, they’re recycled paper and wood waste, just so you know :)).

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