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Lemon Grass, East Indian (Cymbopogan flexuosus) T-P
Lemon Grass Seeds
A tropcial variety of grass with a delightful, lemony scent. Very popular for flavouring in cooking, especially in Thai cuisine and stir fries, and also tastes wonderful in tea.. The Oil from Lemon Grass is also used in perfumes.
Height: 1.2m - 1.8m. (4-6ft)
Product Part Number: H144
When to sow
When to Sow Lemon Grass Seeds
Sow seeds from January to March.
Where to Sow
Use a mixture of 50% sand and 50% compost as a growing medium. Place in a seed tray. Sow seed at a depth of approximately 0.5cm deep. Cover with a thin layer of compost or vermiculite. Put the seed tray in a sealed plastic bag or wrap it in clear plastic cling film. Store the tray in 21-24°C (70-75°F) but don't exclude from light as this aids germination. It is important that this temperature is kept constant. Gently water or mist daily to keep the seeds moist. Remove the bag or cling film when the seeds sprout.Germination usually takes 21-40 days. Put the tray in full sunlight.
When to Transplant
Prick off into trays or pots and grow on in containers so they can be brought inside in cold weather, will not survive below temperatures of 6°C