Lush herbs such as lemon grass in the garden grow
At first glance, this lush herb can be confused with a grass, but in contrast to most other grass is an edible ingredient and even a staple in Southeast Asia and other tropical cuisines.
The plants reach typically between 1 and 2 metres high – some shoot even higher – and the leaves show a width between 1 and 3 cm. They look like pears and are as green as the onion. There are many types, but the West Indian lemon grass is most widely grown ( Cymbopogon citratus).
A different kind of grass C.nardus is known by the common name citronella
Light requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water requirements: regular watering
The Hauptwachstumssaison: Spring, summer, autumn
Most popular type: Westindisches lemon grass
Plants and care
Best to plant lemon grass cutting and distribution. But, this does not apply to the East India way. You can find the tribes and the shrubs of this plant in most stores.
You should then place the plant after the danger of Frost is over. You should find with a map to full sun or part shade. You should dig one out to the 8 cm deep trench for the tribes and the 5 for the seeds. You should water regularly and add once a month piece fabric fertilizer.
Lemon grass has an anti-fungus and anti bacterial effect. Caution sharp edges on the leaves if you maintain this plant, for whose leaves have the extreme style.
Lemon grass comes from the tropical region of Southeast Asia, and feels best with a really mild climate
You can have it in a pot or bring into the Interior for a certain period.
Once the plant about 30 cm has reached, the harvest can begin. Do not cut off the tribes close to the ground.
Do not cut off the top third of each individual tribe. The rest can get you little benefit, because he is not stiff enough. Peel the top layer off, press or print the rest, in order to gain oil.
lemon grass is the best in fresh condition, but it can be very useful even in the dry state