Do you love the taste of the tropics but live too far from the equator to take advantage of it in your garden? There’s no reason to despair if your backyard isn’t quite suited for citrus trees; the odds are good for growing lemongrass with relative ease. This flavorful herb is used in Southeast Asian cuisine where it adds a punch of flavor to tea, soup, soap, salad, curry and even perfume. Known as a mild sedative, lemongrass can produce a stimulating drink that makes for a high-quality wellness tonic, which acts as an anti-fungal, antimicrobial drink. A zesty tea made from lemongrass is often all you need to ease away a cough for good.
Lemongrass can cost a fortune in specialty markets. However, there is good news, you can grow this pungent grass at home. If you enjoy the scent of citrus and the spicy tang of ginger, lemongrass needs to grow in your garden this season.
No need to worry if you can’t imagine where to start. This guide will answer every question you can think of about growing lemongrass.
Start Growing Lemongrass
Young lemongrass doesn’t survive frost well. This is why you need to wait to plant it outside until the danger of cold temperatures has passed. Homeowners can plant lemongrass by seed or through rooting stalks and cuttings; it all comes down to personal preference.