Lemongrass - Cymbopogon flexuosus
Perennial bunching grass native to India and SE Asia, often grown as an indoor plant or summer annual in the temperate north. Does well in pots.
The fresh stalks and blades are used extensively in asian cooking and certainly lend a characteristic flavor. Premier soup additive, especially with galangal and coconut milk (Thom Kha Kai).
Open Pollinated. 50 Seeds/pkt.
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Plant prefers full sun and fast-draining soil. Give occasional doses of kelp or hydrolyzed fish.
Planting & Growing: Sow seeds in pots or directly in a well prepared garden bed. Sow on surface and press in firmly, then keep evenly moist until germination.
Harvesting & Storage: Cut or snap stalks as close to root as possible.cut off woody portions and either cut off leaves or dry for later use. Stalks can be frozen up to 6 months.