Lemon Grass 'East Indian' Seeds

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Lemon Grass 'East Indian' - 10+ Seeds.

A perennial herb which grows to 70cm. Lemon Grass is often grown as an annual in cool climates. This tufted aromatic grass originates from East India and has a very strong lemon flavour. Lemongrass is commonly used in Asian cuisine as a flavouring in stir-fry, soups, curries, salads and as a seasoning for chicken and fish dishes. A tea can be made from dried leaves.

Fast growing, drought tolerant and thrives in poor soil conditions once established. Also known as "Malabar grass" or "Cochin grass".

Harvest leaf stalks from the outside of the clump to use in cooking or for tea. Begin picking anytime after clumps are well established and growing vigorously. Use fresh or dry. To dry, place in a warm, well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.

A very easy, must have herb to grow!

Seed Starting Method Transplant seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Growing Season Spring, Summer and AUtumn or indoors during Winter
Germination Time 7-14 days at around 2-30c
Hardiness Perennnial - frost tender 
Plant Spacing  25cm
Plant Height 20cm
Planting Position Partial or full sun, moist well soil
Days Until Maturity  75-80 daysdays 
Growing tips SOWING:
Transplant (recommended):
Sow seed on soil surface and press into soil or cover lightly, as light aids germination. Moisten lightly and cover with a dome lid or other cover to conserve moisture. If available, use bottom heat to enhance germination. Keep soil temperature at around 68°F (20°C) until germination, or 68°F (20°C) at night and 86°F (30°C) during the day. Do not overwater. Transplant clumps into larger cells and grow in a warm place until after the last chance of frost has passed. When the minimum soil temperature is 45°F (7°C), transplant 3-4" tall seedlings in clumps or as individual plants outdoors. Space 8-12" apart in rows that are 18" apart. Keep moist and well weeded. 

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