Lemongrass ‘Cymbopogon Citratus’-50 seeds-Herbs-Throat Chakra
Sowing time: Spring-Summer
Ideal sowing temp: 20-22C
Position: Prefers rich, moist soils in a sheltered, sunny position.
Sowing: On the surface of pre-moistened soil
Care: Keep moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 30 days.
Harvest: When stalks are 5cm long and about 2cm wide at the base.
Drought and frost tender clumping perennial, growing to 1.5m. Clumps can be divided to make more plants once established. A companion plant. Commonly used in West Indian cuisine. Leaves can also be used to make hot or cold teas and potpourri; to season soups, stews, and marinades. Rich in Vitamins A and C. The stalk and leaf may be useful as a remedy for colds, bronchial coughs, anxiety and minor skin conditions. An infusion can also be made and used as a rinse to condition hair.
Gather leaves as needed by cutting them at the base of the plant. To harvest whole stalks, cut them when they're roughly 5cm long and about 2cm wide at the base. The stalks can be chopped and frozen for up to one year, and leaf pieces frozen for up to five months. As well as freezing, the leaves can be dried by hanging them upside down in a dark place to dry. Once dry, chop them and store in an airtight container. Drying herbs concentrates their flavour, so you need less dry lemongrass in teas and recipes than you would if using fresh lemongrass.
The Chakra Garden cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
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