When you purchase your plant it will look small and unassuming. Don't be fooled! Lemon grass can grow to be 3 feet tall with a 3 foot spread. Choose a spot in your garden with plenty of room, at least six hours of sun a day and good drainage. Once you plant it just stand back; it will grow very quickly.
|Lemon Grass With Spring Growth|
Cleaning lemon grass is like shucking corn. There are many dried leaves to pull off until you get to the green and white center. When you think you are done, keep peeling. You only want to use the very tender, center section of the bulbed end of the stem.
|Peeled And Soaking In Water|
|Ready For Slicing|
|Leave Plenty Of Space Around Slices|
Lay the sliced lemon grass on your drying trays. Remember to leave plenty of space for air circulation. Dry them until crisp, following your dehydrators instructions. Store in a tight container in a dry, cool place.
|Into The Dehydrator|
Lemon grass can also be steeped for tea or used in it's dry form for potpourris. The scent is lovely and as fresh as spring.