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90-100 days. West Indian Lemongrass Culinary Herb Seeds. Cymbopogon citratus. Non-GMO. Heirloom. West Indian lemon grass seeds grow the edible, tender, and delicious cultivar of lemon grass. Not to be confused with ornamental East Indian lemongrass seeds, the West Indian cultivar grows and looks nearly identical while offering a uniquely complex hint of minty citrus notes. Matures in about 100 days as 24-48" tall grassy mound. ~73,000 seeds/oz.
How to Grow West Indian Culinary Lemon Grass from Seed
Lemon grass seed germination may be a bit finicky. Juliet, one of our expert staff gardeners has provided these instructions to help you with best results!
🌱 Prepare the soil: Fill a seed tray with good quality, well-draining seed-starting mix. Lightly moisten the soil
🌱 Plant the seeds: Sow the lemongrass seeds on top of the soil and cover the seeds very lightly with soil. Mist the lemon grass seeds with water.
🌱 Cover the seeds: Cover the seed tray with a clear plastic dome or plastic wrap to create a mini greenhouse that will help to maintain moisture levels and warmth.
🌱 Provide the right conditions: Lemongrass seeds need warmth and humidity to germinate. Keep the seed tray in a warm, bright spot. Ideally, the temperature should be between 70-80°F (21-27°C).
🌱 Water carefully: Water the soil carefully, keeping it moist but not too wet. Avoid overwatering as this can cause the seeds to rot.
🌱 Wait patiently: Lemongrass seeds can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to germinate. Be patient and keep the soil moist and warm.
Edible West Indian Lemongrass in the Garden
West Indian Lemon grass is the edible and tender alternative to the more fibrous East Indian lemongrass. While both seeds mature to look nearly identical to one another, West Indian lemongrasss is exclusively grown for its edible minty citrus blades of grass.
Gardeners in warmer climates with temperate winters may grow West Indian lemongrass year-round as both a culinary herb and 24-48" tall ornamental grass similar to festuca grass.
About West Indian Lemon Grass Seeds
Cymbopogon citratus. (90-100 days).
This tropical grassy, bright green, perennial plant is a key ingredient in Asian cuisine.
Germination 7-10 days
Start seeds indoors, on a heating mat or atop of the fridge, cover with plastic wrap, keep seeds moist at 68 degrees with plenty of light.
Once the seedling appears, remove the plastic, keeping the seeds moist but not soaked.
When soil temperatures maintain 70 degrees, transplant seedlings into patio pots, or in the ground.
Ready for use in 90-100 days.
Lemongrass has fresh, lemony scent, which is why is it widely used in fragrances and soaps.
For culinary uses, try it in soups, marinades, salad dressings and of course stir-frys! Plus it freezes well!
Non-GMO Culinary West Indian Lemongrass Seeds Per Package:
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