A real delicacy, Lemon Grass is essential in Thai and Vietnamese dishes and an excellent addition to soups, curries, sauces and fish dishes. The woody stems of this refreshing herb are also delicious for making an invigorating tea. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 90cm (35").
Sow lemon grass from late January to March on the surface of a good seed compost and cover with a sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (70-75F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the compost moist but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which is often slow, taking 21-40 days.
When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When lemon grass plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Plant lemon grass outdoors, in a warm, sheltered spot at 30cm (12") apart, on moist, well drained soil, in full sun.
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