What happens if you don’t trim lavender?
You all may know I like garden experiments. For the last two years I’ve been experimenting with my Spanish lavender field and NOT trimming the blooms off.
This is the field a week ago that I’ve not trimmed OR watered and as I went up to inspect, I noticed something really nice.
Seven years ago, I planted a grid of 4″ lavender plants, 3 ft apart on an abandoned driveway with a gravel base. Not only are the eighteen plants blooming just as nicely as ever with NO care, but there are dozens of 2-3 inch seedlings ready to be transplanted elsewhere. Bonanza! I’ll be able to plan another field!
Conclusion: With prices going up for 4″ pots of flowers and herbs, letting your lavender go to seed makes for good value and less work.
Here is the Lavender field from planting to now: