Lemon Grass 3 x 9cm Organic Herb Plug Plants

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Lemongrass has long been a favourite of health food fans. Packed with vitamins, this wonderful herb is used in smoothies and Asian food. Ideal for use in Thai style curries, the lemony, mint flavour of this herb can also make a wonderfully refreshing tea.

How to grow lemongrass at home

Plant your lemongrass in a space with a well-draining soil that receive partial shade throughout the day. Lemongrass doesn’t handle frost well so we would suggest planting it in a container so that you can bring it inside during the winter to make it last longer. Water the plant well to keep the soil moist, but not wet. When the foliage begins to brown in the autumn, cut the plant back to 10 inches. In the spring supplement your watering with a liquid fertilizer to help new growth.

How do you harvest lemongrass?

Lemongrass stems can be harvested throughout the year. To harvest, simply cut the stems you need right down to the base before they are needed. Once harvested, trim off the leaves and use.

What are plug plants?

Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.

How do you plant a plug plant?

When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.

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