Friday 9 February 2007 2.26pm
Fresh Lemon Grass from the shop tastes good but when you take it straight from the garden the flavour is far more intense and lemony. I decided to have a go at growing it myself after reading a question in a gardening magazine on growing it from seed.
[from another gardening site....]
"Bob Flowerdew advised the reader not to bother with seed but to buy a few stems and root them in water instead. In warm weather it takes two to three weeks for the roots to emerge, and another couple for the roots to form into a coiled ball, at which point they can be planted up. New stems shoot out from the base of the parent plant and, if they are kept in a warm and sunny spot, and fed regularly, the pot will soon be filled. Stems can easily be twisted off at the base without damaging the plant. If you like Lemon Grass it's well worth growing your own rather than relying on the supermarkets to stock it."
Jan, I think I'll have to have a go myself. Let us know how you get on, and I'll do the same.
...if you press it, they will come.