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I will post more on the lavender wands in the next herb sticky.
All transplants need a little water daily to help restore damaged roots and get them established.
Lavender does not require much water and likes full sun in a slightly akaline soil. Think Provence France, think about where your lavender comes from and try to envision the climate and dirt. You are in California (lucky dog!! for gardening at least). They should do well in your climate.
I would not fertilize them very often. maybe once a year put a little compost in the soil around it. NOT MUCH. Most herbs prefer crappy soil.
After transplanting, did you prune them a bit? When you damage roots, it helps to take a little plant matter off of the top. Remember, those roots have to support the tops and if the roots have too much on top to support WHILE restoring themselves, you will get some die off. Thus asking for rot and fungus.
DOnt get too down, plants are all about learning and there is always next season!