Lemon grass Growing Guide

Lemon grass

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Any well drained soil.

Position

Full sun

Frost tolerant

Roots semi hardy, leaves tender. Dies back in cold winter areas.

Feeding

None generally needed.

Companions

Coriander, Basil, Thyme, Mint, Lemon Verbena, Echinacea and Marigold.

Spacing

Single Plants: 15cm (5") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 15cm (5") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start with a purchased plant and transplant it from early spring to mid summer. Seed can also be started in containers preferably during spring and summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Lemon grass loves being cut back and this will encourage more growth. Mulch well in cold winter areas.

Harvesting

Leave the plant to develop some thick stems before starting to harvest.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Lemon grass