brooklyn boy
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Lavender paper towel method when to transfer in soil?

After 20 days in the dark only 1 lavender seed (out of 20) finally started to sprout ,its about 1/2 inch long/tall with the seed still attached what should I do next to save this 1 lone seed ?

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shadylane
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Transplant to individual container only when the plant has at least two pairs of leaves. Water from bottom. Green thumbs up for you, I always have a sad germination on lavender.

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That would be true if it were sprouted in potting soil. OP said the seed was sprouted paper towel method. I think the tiny seedling would definitely die left sitting in a paper towel waiting for it to get 2 pair of leaves.

I would get it into potting soil and under lights (or outside if it is warm enough) ASAP. You can just cut the little piece of paper towel it is attached to out from the rest and plant it paper towel and all. Less risk of damaging it that way.

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I started some lavender seeds and after about a month I saw some sprouting. I had maybe like 4-5 out of 20. I was just about to move them into something else when it got windy and I came out and saw their little container face down in the dirt. It was all damaged and couldn't save anything.

But I am gonna try again. Lavender takes a long time to grow.

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I sent you a pm with my way I got about 20 sprouts.

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This is less then 2 weeks to the far left is tobacco the middle and right lavender lady type. I use a heat mat and light with all my seeds I keep a light on from the start. 16 off 8 on threw the night. Then I open the blind to let sun light in hoping to speed up the. Harding process. Its a west facing window and only gets shaded light. Lots of oak trees and the sun is at about 4 o'clock. The light is set 2 or 3 inches and the mat at 75. From doing this I've gotten 90 or more gen rate. In the 72 cells I have green onions,chives,crimson bunching onion, lav and about 14 diffrent peppers.

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The middle cell has the most but my phone couldn't pick them up.

Luuke
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Hi all first post :) anyways I have just germinated about 20 seeds of lavandula angustifolia using the paper towel method and a zip lock bag. First time I have germinated these seeds and there is still 10 weeks of winter left so hopefully they do alright under my lights good luck and I hope you have better luck nexttime.



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