Easy Peasy Gardening – Lemongrass – Buying and Rooting Stalks

Easy Peasy Gardening – Growing Lemongrass

Fail Proof Directions

About Lemongrass 
            Lemongrass is a very easy to grow herb used in Asian recipes, teas, medicals and skin care products. It is native to Asia, Africa, Australia, and tropical islands, but can be grown anywhere where it can get at least 6 hours of daytime summer sun.

Lemongrass is an attractive plant in the ground or container.

Lemongrass is an attractive plant in the ground or container.

Lemongrass can be found in most large supermarkets, Asian Markets or vegetable stands either loose or wrapped in bunches of 4 – 5 stalks. 4 – 6 stalks is a good number to start.

Lemongrass can be found in most large supermarkets, Asian Markets or vegetable stands.

Lemongrass can be found in most large supermarkets, Asian Markets or vegetable stands.

Some markets will package up several stalks. 4-6 stalks will be a good number to start the project.

Some markets will package up several stalks. 4-6 stalks will be a good number to start.

What to look for:  If possible buy stalks that have sections of root base at the end of the stalk. If the leaves come all the way to the bottom of the stalk, you will have to pull some of the leaves off the stalk.

Two leaves have been peeled off of the stalk.

Two leaves have been peeled off of the stalk. Unroll the leaves to expose the base.

Place the stalks in a glass, jar or vase and place in a sunny
window or bright spot outside.

Stalks can be placed in glass vase on sunny warm deck. In cold weather, a bright window will work as well.

The above photo shows stalks placed in glass vase on sunny warm deck. In cold weather, a bright window will work as well. Place the stalks in a glass, jar or vase and place in a sunny window or bright spot outside. 

In just a few days, roots will start to emerge in the spaces left from the removal of the leaves.
Roots emerging from spaces at end of stalk.

In a few more days and one or two new plants might also form in these spaces. The new plants are usually green and will face up.

Read More in part two ….

Go to: How to plant rooted stalks……..

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