[Market-farming] [Market-farming CLOSED was Looking for Lemon Grass Plugs

Allan Balliett allan.balliett at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 09:00:13 EDT 2011


I was able to find reasonably priced plugs from Silverleaf, through Griffin.
Thanks! -Allan in WV

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 7:03 AM, Allan Balliett <allan.balliett at gmail.com>wrote:

> Joe - I hear this story often, but we tried it ourselves last year, with
> some nice bunches direct from a wholesaler. We never got anything to root.
>
> Since then, I've read that lemon grass sold through produce vendors,
> currently, is frequently chemically treated to keep it from sprouting.
>
> Last year we bought plugs from a grower in Texas. They were awesome. But
> due to computer problems, I simply cannot find their address.
>
> I've found a couple of other sources, but they are all sold out.
>
> Thanks, Joe.
>
> -Allan in WV
>
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM, Thamnophis <thamnophis at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Allan,
>>
>> I used to start lemon grass from the fresh bunches bought at the Asian
>> grocer. I didn't really know what I was doing but would put them in
>> water with a half strength nutrient solution. More than half would
>> root. Planted them in large (5 gallon) black nursery pots and they
>> grew to an impressive size. It was such a dense growth though, that I
>> wasn't sure how to harvest it.
>>
>> I wonder if I could have split the big plants up in the fall, cut them
>> back and divided them into 20 or so "starts". Overwintered in a cool
>> dark place they may have taken off in the spring.
>>
>> If I were to do it again I would aerate the water to keep the bacteria at
>> bay.
>>
>> Joe
>> Boone County, IA
>> 5a
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Allan Balliett
>> <allan.balliett at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks to everyone who answered my recent questions (on other topics)
>> >
>> > I'm trying to find lemon grass plugs (288?). Most of my usual sources
>> appear
>> > to be sold out
>> >
>> > (Looking for places that ship)
>> >
>> > Would also be interested in success stories about starting lemon grass
>> from
>> > grocery store culms.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > -Allan in WV
>> >
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