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Is It Time to Take Off Row Covers in Lavender?

One of the big questions lavender growers face annually is when to take their row covers off. Row covers have proven effective at protecting sensitive cultivars over the winter, but it can be difficult to know when to put them … Continue reading

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Early Winter Injury to Lavender – November 21, 2019

At this time of year, plants are still in the process of entering dormancy and are not as hardy as they would be in mid-winter. The recent, sudden cold snap has been very hard on many perennials including lavender because … Continue reading

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Fall Considerations for Lavender

Summer is winding down, but vegetative growth of the lavender will continue for another month or more. This is a critical time for lavender when it has recovered from flowering in July and is now putting on new growth that … Continue reading

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Row Covers for Winter Protection in Lavender

By: Sean Westerveld, OMAF and MRA and Cathy Bakker, University of Guelph Some lavender varieties are marginally hardy in Ontario, and most varieties can be damaged by winter conditions. Protection over the winter can reduce damage. Snow cover provides excellent … Continue reading

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