After almost a month of sun-bathing on the ledge of my screened-in porch, my lemongrass mama-stalks have put out an abundance of roots. They are now ready for planting in dirt. From there, they will send up side-stalks and grow into a beautiful lemongrass plant. Each stalk now has numerous curly white roots, and tall green leaves reaching for the sky. Time to put them in dirt and let them multiply in the summer sun. The middle jar holds the original trio of lemongrass stalks:
This batch got a slow start, compared to the other two jars. One is standard size, two are quite small, and one, though it turned green and still looks healthy, hasn’t produced any roots. None of these has grown small side stalks, which is the means by which your lemongrass patch will grow and thrive. These two will probably do so, they just need a little more time. I’ll plant the non-rooting one two, to keep them company.
I cut these two stalks shorter than the first batch, but they did fine. Note the small stalks poking up from within the stalks, beyond the outermost leaves. These two are quite ready to get growing…
Time to get pots full of dirt and put these mama stalks into their element. In just about a month, we’ve gone from grocery store produce section to garden-ready. I’ll put all these stalks in porch pots, and then get some rooting for a patch in my raised-bed garden. Can’t have too much lemongrass, no ma’am, no sir….