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how to harvest lemongrass

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Modesty Oct 17, 2013 07:25 AM

Does anyone know when and how to harvest lemongrass?

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    wabi RE: Modesty Oct 17, 2013 09:51 PM

    Lemongrass grows/divides by bulbs then stalks forming at the base of the plant. Just break off one of those bulbs/stalks...trim off the hard rooty section, some of the hard dry outer leaves and chop away!

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      KarenDW RE: wabi Oct 18, 2013 09:45 PM

      I usually try and remove one of the stalks closer to the center of the clump, as those are the large ones.

    2. hill food RE: Modesty Oct 18, 2013 10:25 PM

      yeah when they got tall and maybe 3/8"+ at the base I always just plucked/wiggled a stalk out like a baby tooth - they're annuals anyway right?

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