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By Daisyco

Merseyside, United Kingdom Gb

I grew lemon grass for the first time this year but dont know what to do with it now. I have cut stalks off to use in my cooking, but do I cut them all off and dry them leaving the plant bare to grow next year. Will it be ok in the pot and do I have to bring it inside for the winter.




Lemon grass doesn't dry well--the flavor goes away--but it does freeze well.

On the other hand, the living plant doesn't take freezing temperatures well at all! Better to take it indoors to a sunny window, or a frost-free conservatory or greenhouse. Keeping it that way, it's best to keep it green

13 Oct, 2010


Thanks for that....shall do it tomorrow.

13 Oct, 2010


If it does die back, just cut it off and it will grow again next year. Mine does that and in January, I cut down, but remember I live in a warmer place and I suspect it could really use even more warmth (which is why it's used in Thai cooking). But definitely keep it inside during the cooler temps. And it will get bigger, so think about a larger pot in the spring.

14 Oct, 2010

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