Welcome to NordicLavender!

My name is Mattias and I am here to help you learn about the best gardening methods and techniques for your home garden.

I have been gardening for 30+ years and it my goal to teach you how to grow, care for and harvest herbs and garden vegetables.

I publish articles, tips and how to tutorials on our herb and vegetable gardening projects. We grow both indoors and outdoors and try to live by the idea of “garden to table”.

Sage variety Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ is one on many sage varieties grown from seed

We start herbs and vegetables from seeds and cuttings with a focus on using grow bags, pots, containers and raised garden beds.

We are also firm believers in DIY and to make good use of what you have. Successful larger DIY projects include how to make DIY grow bags to save you money, how to build your own raised garden beds from scratch but also how to make DIY hydroponic grow beds at home.

Beautifully ripening Stuffed Striper beefsteak tomatoes (photo taken 7 July)
Stuffed Striper beefsteak tomatoes started from seed

But we also share our version of smaller DIY project like how to build a fungus gnat trap using and empty plastic bottle and apple cider vinegar.

Important to give back and attract pollinators to garden
Flowers help attract pollinators to herb and vegetable garden

As gardening plays a big part of my life I will also include tips about lawn care, flowers, shrubs, trees and bushes. You want a diverse growing space that attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects. And yes, this is equally true if you are an indoors gardener or a balcony for example.

Posts, articles and guides are based on real actual projects in our garden. We draw on many years of gardening experience combined with knowledge gained from gardening courses and training programs. If pressed I would confidently label myself an expert home gardener.

You can also find us on YouTube

Our YouTube channel offers easy-to-follow video tutorials that will help get you started.

Find our YouTube channel by clicking this link: “Youtube.com/NordicLavender“.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

More about us

We are avid gardeners and have generations of knowledge and expertise to share.

Gardening and in particular growing herbs and vegetables from seeds is our main passion.

Thai basil grown from seed
Fragrant Thai Basil grows prolifically in the summer months

Most global plant hardiness zone maps place us in hardiness zone 7 (worldwide USDA hardiness zone 7a/7b). But we are firm believers in “hacking grow zones” by using combinations of indoor and outdoor to for example grow our own ginger and turmeric. This is just one of many advantages of container gardening where we can use pots, grow bags and containers to our advantage.

But if we listen to Roger D. Magarey (Ph. D) from North Carolina State University all hardiness zones could soon change. 

We never stop learning about a particular herb or vegetable. There is always more to learn. Our how to tutorials are continually updated with our findings and we always try to include details such as type of pot and soil used.

It is our hope that Nordic Lavender one day will be a meeting place for like-minded people.

Daisy the ragdoll helping with gardening
Ragdolls make the best company in the garden

You will also find buying guides on what and where to buy the best gardening gear to help you create your perfect garden. 

Almost all photos on our website come from one of our gardens. You must contact us for permission before using any of our photos.

We look forward to seeing you on Nordic Lavender!

Mattias
Writer & Chief Editor