Growing lemongrass

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  1. trishmarg

    trishmarg Member

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    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has grown lemongrass in the Lower Mainland? What are the requirements, and where can I get a plant or seeds.

    Thanks for any info,
    Trishmarg
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    We've grown it in the Food Garden in the past, in full sun. I'm not certain what our source for it was, as we don't track that for plants that we treat as annuals. I'll forward this along to the horticulturist who looks after the garden and perhaps he has something to add.
     
  3. Tony Maniezzo

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    In the past we have got seed from different sources, looking through current catalogues, Chiltern Seeds has lemon grass offered. Our Nursery starts the seeds indoors for me and i set the plants outdoors with the other warm season vegetables in late May, early June.
     
  4. et2007

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    Trishmarg,
    This is what I do for lemongrass:
    Go to Asian grocery, buy fresh lemongrass, striped the outer layers, rooting in water, plan it outdoor in spring. Repeated next year. Oh, don't plan it straight, tilt the plan at 20% angle. By the end of summer you can freeze lemongrass for use over the winter.
     

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