Herb Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Lemongrass has the lovely lemon flavour that is perfect for adding the aromatic lemony taste to thai curries & stir-fries. Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuous) is the East Indian strain and is easier to grow than one would imagine.
It requires a heated propagator to get the fluffy seed to begin germinating & then the protection of a greenhouse. It can then survive outside in the summer provided it is a hot summer but as a tender perennial it will require warmth during winter. If warm over wintering space is not available then it can be treated as annual and sow each year as it is very easy to grow.
To harvest Lemongrass just carefully pull & lightly twist the stem to harvest the fleshy stem that is bound in a harder papery bark that is easily peeled away. Lemongrass is well worth sowing - it is so versatile in the kitchen and adds beautiful fragrance to the house.
See our Oriental & Herb Spice Collection Pack which contains 5 grow your own herbs & spices to make Thai inspired dishes & includes Lemongrass.
Lemongrass also makes a lovely refreshing herbal tea - just infuse in hot water with a teabag and it adds a beautiful fragrance to potpourris.
Lemongrass Herb Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 250 seeds per pack.|
Sunny spot but sheltered. Best in containers that can be moved inside when night-time temperatures drop below 8?C if wish to keep as a perennial.
|When to Sow:||
February - May.
|How to Sow:||
Sow seeds on the surface of compost, tamp down to ensure good seed-compost contact. Water carefully (best from the bottom in a water tray) & keep undercover at a temperature of 20°C. Germination is slow and takes 15-25 days. Pot on into soil based substrate when large enough to handle and then again either outside or into its final container when warmer. Space plants 30cm apart.
Will need added protection if temperatures fall below 8°C, move inside if in a container and reduce watering levels. The following spring cut back all dead growth & stalks to 5cm & move into warm/light place.
|Harvest:||May - October when leaves are green. The most intense flavour is at the base of the leaf.|
When to Sow Lemongrass Herb Seeds
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