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Tuesday
May052009

The lemongrass sprouted!

Lemongrass sprout

If you follow my twitter, in early April I announced I was trying to grow lemongrass. Well lookie, it's sprouted!

I followed the instructions on Chow.ca: I bought a stalk of lemongrass at the supermarket, chopped off the bottom 4 inches, and stuck it in water and put it in the window. That's it. I changed the water every few days.

After about two weeks I peeled back the waterlogged outermost layer as I thought it might be rotting; underneath were two teeny tiny roots. A month later, this is what it looks like

Lemongrass roots closeup

Now I have to research what to do next!

Update: You Grow Girl has instructions for planting in soil. Note for my cat-owning friends: apparently some kitties will try to eat lemongrass, so place it out of reach. 

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