Herb Lemon Grass East Indian

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One of the essential herbs for Asian cuisine, the leaves and stems of lemon grass can be used fresh or dried for their distinct lemon flavor. It also makes a wonderful ingredient for hot teas.

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Herb Lemon Grass East Indian

One of the essential herbs for Asian cuisine, the leaves and stems of lemon grass can be used fresh or dried for their distinct lemon flavor. It also makes a wonderful ingredient for hot teas. A tender perennial the plant is clump forming with leaves reaching 3 ft which fall over at the tip. Best grown in a container to enable it to be moved inside over winter in the UK.

Cultivation Advice Herb Lemon Grass East Indian

  • Sow thinly on free draining fine seed compost and lightly cover with vermiculite and place out of direct sunlight.
  • Can be sown whenever you can provide sufficient temperature and a good light source.
  • Germination is best at at 70 to 75 degrees F.· Keep the seed compost starting moist, not wet, before and after the seeds germinate.
  • Germinate is between 21 and 40 days depending on the temperature.· When the seedlings are large enough to handle, plant on to individual 3” pots and grow on under cover until outside temperatures rise.
  • The plants do not like cold or extremely wet periods of weather.
  • Place under cover during winter.