What are the pros? quick, even germination
What are the cons? roots slow to thicken
This lemongrass is excellent for cooking and home-made teas but for the former, at least in my experience, it takes some time. The seed sprouted quickly and evenly. I was able to transplant stalks from the original planting after a few months and develop clusters around my garden (all are in raised beds). They do quite well in full-sun, with regular applications of compost. They tend to do better when the soil is wet (but not soaking). They recover quickly from being trimmed. The leaves, fresh or dried, are excellent. But in terms of the root, I'm only now able to harvest for cooking some ten months after planting. Yet the flavor is truly superb and beats the pants off the stuff I find at my local Asian market. Overwintering here in Phoenix hasn't been a problem. They survived seven or eight freezes last winter (without any covering) and took no damage. This is definitely a worthwhile perennial.
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