[Market-farming] [Market-farming CLOSED was Looking for LemonGrass Plugs

Bill Bradshaw billbradshaw at hughes.net
Wed Apr 27 09:40:59 EDT 2011


Allen, could you please post a link for the lemon grass plugs. Thanks Bill in Texas
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Allan Balliett 
  To: thamnophis at gmail.com ; Market Farming 
  Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 8:00 AM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] [Market-farming CLOSED was Looking for LemonGrass Plugs


  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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