Episode #347 | Original Air Date: June 29, 2021
Lemongrass is an herbaceous perennial, originating from India and can be used in the Florida landscape as a border, as an accent, or in mass plantings, and it’s also edible!
Lemongrass leaves remain green most of the year, turning scarlet or dark red in the fall and winter. They add an appealing lemony fragrance to the garden.
Plant your lemongrass in full or part sun. It can grow to six feet tall and four feet wide and can be used along fences and wide walkways.
Harvest stalks at the ground level, cut off the lower bulb, and remove the tough outer leaves. Cut or “bruise” the inner stalk and use it to add fresh flavor to your cooking!
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