Lemon Grass

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yvesans

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Lemon Grass
« on: January 11, 2013, 08:22:16 AM »
Previously I had grown lemongrass in a large pot with disappointing results, this year I planted it out and it has really gone beserk! it loved the weather and although needed frequent watering has been a great success, attractive grass and very fragrant well worth a spot in your garden somewhere.
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David Bracey

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Re: Lemon Grass
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 02:25:59 PM »
Its a summer bedding plant in the Languedoc.
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yvesans

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Re: Lemon Grass
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 08:11:11 PM »
What do you do with it in the winter?
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David Bracey

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Re: Lemon Grass
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 09:04:30 PM »
Either leave it to provide some winter interest or harvest itforcooking,then buy anew plant for the spring.
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John J

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Re: Lemon Grass
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2013, 05:53:53 AM »
I have several clumps of Lemon Grass dotted in an area with other grasses. It gets little or no water in summer and survives the winter no problem.
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Sandra

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Re: Lemon Grass
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 07:21:16 PM »
What's the best way to germinate lemongrass from seed?
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I garden in the Southern Peloponnese, Greece and will soon be creating a small garden in Northampton, England.  I'm co-head of the MGS Peloponnese group and a member of the RHS.