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Questions About Lemongrass Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 16, 2011

Q. Planting Lemon Grass

Can I still plant lemon grass at this time of the year where it is getting cold? Do they die during winter and sprout again in spring?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 17, 2011
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This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

This is a tropical plant and cannot tolerate temps below 25 F. If it does not get colder that 25 F where you live, they will come back, but if it does get colder than this, you will need to bring it in.

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Asked by
Cambodia914 on
October 24, 2011

Q. Lemon Grass

I live in upstate NY (90 miles north of NYC). I had nice lemon grass this year but am concerned about the roots in winter. A few years ago I covered them with lots of dirt, as a friend advised me, and they all froze to death. What would you recommend? I have considered digging them up and placing in pot plants inside for winter. Thanks.
David

Answered by
Nikki on
October 24, 2011
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They are tropical plants and cannot tolerate temps below 25 F. If it does not get colder that 25 F where you live, they can be left outdoors (covered well) and will come back, but if it does get colder than this, you will need to bring them indoors for the winter.

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Answered by
Cambodia914 on
October 25, 2011
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Thanks Nikki- We live in upstate NY and at times we get chill factors of -30f with regurlar Temps in single digets. I will dig them up and bring them inside for winter.
David

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 26, 2012

Q. Growing Lemongrass From Seeds

I have tons of lemongrass seeds from a plant. How can I propagate these? Also, how do I harvest the lemongrass?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 27, 2012
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Seeds are easy to get online but you can try to propagate the plant as well. You can buy some firm, fresh lemongrass from your local supermarket and put it bulb downwards in a glass of water. Change the water every day and wait for it to root. Once there are lots of small roots growing, pot it up and keep it moist. This article should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/learn-about-growing-lemon-grass-plant.htm

This article will help with harvesting: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/harvesting-lemongrass.htm

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Asked by
ginovinelli on
June 21, 2012

Q. transplanted several mature lemon grass plants

I transplanted several mature lemon grass plants. They are now turning brown. Can I cut them off at ground level and will they survive? They appear to be dying.

Answered by
Nikki on
June 21, 2012
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They are likely suffering from transplant shock. You can cut them back some (I would leave at least a couple inches or more) and ensure they have plenty of water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2012

Q. Lemon Grass

When do I harvest the lemon grass?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2012
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You can harvest your lemon grass as soon as you see new growth on your transplant. The stuff tends to grow faster than you can use it, so good luck! Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/lemongrass/harvesting-lemongrass.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 16, 2012

Q. Harvesting Lemon Grass

I have lemongrass and would like to harvest it to make either a tincture or an oil. What do I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 17, 2012
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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 20, 2012

Q. Lemongrass – Dried

I have a lemongrass plant and would like to try drying some. Is it done just like drying any other herb? Once dried, how fine do you cut/chop it for use?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 20, 2012
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