I live in an area (the Ohio Valley of central Kentucky) that routinely receives a couple FEET of rain some years. Already this year we've had several days with 4" of rain per day. It's been bonkers.
I want to grow lavender--the nursery told me that here it has to be grown in pots unless the soil you have is SUPER dry to begin with (not common) because it likes sandy, limey, well-draining soil. So I got a big pot, created some special sand-heavy amended soil, and planted my little lavender plant.
But I'm reading on pruning it, and I've seen that you're advised to take out the center sprouts to allow the plan to get air in the middle. Should I do this, and if so, when? Right now, it's about 6" tall and there are only about 7 stems so if I remove the middle one that's a big chunk of the plant's volume.