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Lavender plugs

I bought 12 lavender plugs from a reputable online company.

I potted the plugs into small pots as instructed, put them in a tray of water to soak, then  taken them out of the water, left them in the flat as it's too cold now for the tiny plugs,  they now look like they are dying.  I followed the instructions to the letter.



  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    After you have left them out after soaking, have you since potted them up? They can be potted into very free draining pots now. Small pots or even trays with holes in the base. No need to keep them in their small plugs. If it's too wet, they will not appreciate it. They may be wilting due to excess wet or being in a warm environment.

    You need to place them somewhere with fresh air and avoid excess warm environment. They can be left outside with a little protection. A cold frame or greenhouse is perfect. But if you don't have that, just pot them on and leave very close to your property wall on a southerly aspect. In the night, cover with a cloche to keep excess wind and wet and cold weathers. They should be ready to plant out next spring.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,047

    As you said that you have potted them on already, I don't think they need potting on again until Spring, I think maybe you gave them too much water, they like to be fairly dry, remember where they grow best, Italy, Greece, hot dry countries. I would leave them to dry out and hope for the best. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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