Grow your own Lemon Grass plants
Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratusis ) is mainly used as a culinary herb, as a flavouring in asian cooking, as a tea (lemon grass tea) as an insect repellant and also as a garden plant.
Growing in large clumps, fresh lemon grass is harvested by puling a stalk from the clump. The part that is regarded as the 'best' is the pale white part close to the root. As this is a fibrous plant it is always sliced very finely when added to recipes. Dried lemon grass must be thoroughly soaked before using.,
Lemon Grass grows well in a humus rich moist soil in full sun. The tender white stalks are used for cooking, the rest can be used for lemon grass tea. Great with fish and chicken dishes.
Lemon grass is actually drought resistant once established. It is a clumping plant growing up to 1m, try a humus rich well drained moist soil. Use as a border for the vegetable garden.
Lemon grass will need dividing after a year or two to promote vigor. Simply dig up the clump and divide it into 3-4 smaller clumps, depending on size. Trim the foliage back to around 10cm and then replant.
Lemon Grass is available from the following nurseries
PERENNIALLE PLANTS - phone: 0427077798
142 Gaskill St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
|FOUR SEASONS HERBS - or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge range of rare & unusual herbs, edible perennial plants, wasabi, saffron corms & organic garlic. Specialised Mail order nursery.
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Herb plants have been used for centuries, cooking herbs (culinary herbs) , medicinal herbs and aromatic herbs.
Herbs are also used as insect repellents as dyes and in soaps shampoos and cosmetics.
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