Lavender may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or planted as a potted plant.
Sowing Seed Indoors:
Planting in the Garden:
Short-lived herbaceous perennial. Plant prefers full sun and regular garden soil, sandy or poor soil. Sow in spring. Mix tiny seed with sand and sow on surface, directly in the garden or in flats. Press seed into soil surface and keep evenly moist and in bright light until germ, which takes a week, sometimes more. Allow tiny seedlings to size up, then thin or transplant 1 to 2 feet apart. Plant creeps horizontally in the first year and rises to flower in the early summer of the second year.
Saint John's Wort may have medicinal qualities, including relieving symptoms of depression.