Thursday, 7 June 2012

Potentially Thrifty Lemongrass?


Lemongrass tastes wonderful but isn't cheap. I suspect that it travels many miles to reach my cooking pot.

A few weeks ago, I bought some lemongrass & noticed tiny, nubbly, root nodules forming around the cut base of the sticks.

I put the sticks in water for about 10 days. The nodules become roots. I planted them on.

They don't look like speedy growers but I'll wait & see what happens...

11 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

You can do the same with spring onions and celery, lots of thrift!

Betty said...

that's interesting - good luck - hope it grows huge.

silverpebble said...

That is ace! I need to know what happens...

Magic Cochin said...

Oooo Snap! I did exactly the same and have 3 lemongrass stalks planted in a pot.

I had one many years ago which made a huge pot-full of grassy leaves and new shoots.

Hope we have success this time :-)

Celia

Knitlass said...

hee hee. Just seen your challenge list for 2012 - so, how is the knitting?!

Thrifty Household said...

Thanks for the celery & spring onion tip!

...the knitting...erm,well...not yet...I still have 6 months left in which to try!

Babajeza said...

Good luck! I dealing with basil at the moment, that's enough experimenting for me. I don't know if the summer is long and warm enough to bring the basil to full growth. It does not look to good right now. ;-)

Down by the sea said...

I have heard this can be very successful, so hope it works for you.
Sarah

just Gai said...

Intriguing. I hope you'll keep us posted.

Calico Kate said...

Good luck! I have visions of it becoming as big as Pampas grass for some reason!
CKx

Mrs. Micawber said...

Well, this is fascinating! Also Toffeeapple's tip about celery and spring onions. Be sure to keep us posted on the progress of your plants. :)

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