Week 21 – May 23, 2019

Plant Information

Lemongrass

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Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Cymbopogon citratus

Common Name: Lemongrass

Hardiness Zone: 8a - 11

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Spacing: 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)

Height: 36 - 60" (91 - 152cm)

Width: 24" (61cm)

General Information: Harvest stalks as soon as plants are 12 in. (30cm) tall and stem bases are at least 1/2-in. (1 cm) thick.
Cut off the top and peel the outer layer of the base, then chop the inner white, reedy part for stir fries, salads or sauces.
The leaves can be used to make a marinade or tea.
Scatter crushed used leaves in the grass along a patio or deck to deter insects.

Grower Information:

This attractive grass is used in Asian cuisine to add a “sweet-sour” lemon flavor. Its leaf stalks and leaves can be used fresh or powdered.