Use: Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) lends a fresh, fragrant lemony tang with hints of ginger and mint. Adds bright floral kick to curries, fish, shrimp, soups, stews, marinades and stir-fries. Makes a refreshing tea, hot or cold. Popular as a natural mosquito repellant.
Growth: Spiky grass-like plant grows to 3 ft. in the first year. Tropical heat loving plant, cannot withstand frost or freezing temperatures. Provide good drainage and plenty of sun or keep in a sunny window.
KITCHEN TIP: Before adding to dishes, slice lemongrass into rings or strips and bruise segments to release the flavor. Freezes well.