Hutchinson Farm Herb Guide
Lemon Grass
Lemon Grass
Photo:  Lemon Grass sprouting, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm, Feb 19, 2016
Grown at Hutchinson Farm since 2016. Available May 2018, in 4.5" pots.

As this is our first time growing Lemon Grass, we're learning about it too, we'll have better information next year!
  • Description
    Cymbopogon citratus

    Winter Hardiness: Annual (containers may be brought indoors for winter)
    Light Requirements: Sun
    Height: up to 5 feet, but likely less in our short growing season
    Habit: Upright
    Where to plant: In the ground, containers.

  • In the Garden
    Plant lemon grass in well drained soil, with as much sun as possible. The bigger it gets the more water it needs. If you have the space, it will over winter indoors in a bright window.

  • In the Kitchen
    Essential in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine...soups, curries, sauces, fish dishes, etc., but you can use it wherever lemon is called for.

    Harvest: Cut off near the base. You want to use the bulbous base and lower stem (discard the green grassy parts).

    Preserve: Fresh is best, but it may be frozen. Do not dry.