You can grow lavender from seed in 5 easy steps.
Step 1: Choosing your seeds
Choosing your lavender seeds is important depending on what you will be using it for. If you plan on using it for culinary purposes, such as tea, “True Lavender” has a smooth flavor and is probably the best variety for that.
Some other lavenders like “Spanish Lavender” should only be planted for their fragrance.
Step 2: Choosing potting soil
I recommend using an organic potting soil if you plan on growing lavender for culinary uses.
Step 3: Choosing a pot
You can start seeds in just about anything. Make sure the container you are using has a drainage hole in the bottom for proper drainage.
Step 4: Planting
Fill your pot with soil. Given the tiny size of lavender seeds, I like to water the soil first, that makes it easier to push them into the soil.
Sprinkle them on the soil and then use your hand/fingers to push them into the soil. You do not need to actually cover them with soil. Water again, if needed.
Step 5: Care
Place your pot in a sunny window. Lavender loves sun! Do not let your seeds/soil dry out, but don’t keep them soggy either. Just enough that when you touch the top of the soil you can feel some dampness.
If you are not home a lot and you are worried about them losing too much moisture, you can put a clear bag over the pot which will help to hold in the moisture and also keep them nice and warm. Like a little mini greenhouse.
They should start sprouting within 3 weeks. Lavender tends to spread, so you may want to transplant in few months into a bigger pot or outdoors.