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    Default Supermarket lemongrass

    I've just bought a pack of 2 stem lemongrass from Sainsbury (reduced to 20p from 69p ). From what I last learnt from a lemongrass thread, you just need to put the stems in a jar of water, changing water now and then. But the root bits at the bottom have been neatly chopped off so I'm thinking these are no good.

    What do you think, will they still root and is it the wrong time to be doing this? Thanks.
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    veg you should keep the stems in water in a warmer place than the kitchen windowsill. They will eventually start to root, and can be planted up.

    Despite the stems having been 'chopped off' they should still root in the jar of water.

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    Apparently you can do this and it works really well - unfortunatley I didn't realise this until after I'd sownn some seeds last year which were very small and fiddly until they got going. If I was growing some again I'd defo go with this method. Am growing mine on in a pot which is currently in the conservatory to keep it frost free over winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valmarg View Post
    veg you should keep the stems in water in a warmer place than the kitchen windowsill. They will eventually start to root, and can be planted up.

    Despite the stems having been 'chopped off' they should still root in the jar of water.

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    Thanks for the reassurance, I've placed them in the pantry where it is warm with the boiler in there.

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    Apparently you can do this and it works really well - unfortunatley I didn't realise this until after I'd sownn some seeds last year which were very small and fiddly until they got going. If I was growing some again I'd defo go with this method. Am growing mine on in a pot which is currently in the conservatory to keep it frost free over winter.
    Yeah I heard they have to be brought indoors during the chilly season, otherwise what a fantastic and 'doable' herb. Wish ginger or galangal was that straightforward then we'd have all the right fresh ingredients for Thai cooking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veg4681 View Post
    I've just bought a pack of 2 stem lemongrass from Sainsbury (reduced to 20p from 69p ). From what I last learnt from a lemongrass thread, you just need to put the stems in a jar of water, changing water now and then. But the root bits at the bottom have been neatly chopped off so I'm thinking these are no good.

    What do you think, will they still root and is it the wrong time to be doing this? Thanks.

    I put some I got from the supermarket into a jar of water and they are sprouting roots like there's no tomorrow! How are yours doing?
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    Poorly, only one teeny-weeny bits of what I hope is a root forming from one stalk out of two. The tips are starting to dry off, going brown. When was yours put in water, mine in first week of January. Where do you put your lemongrass?
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    Mine is in the kitchen windowsill, I put it into water 2 weeks before christmas roughly. Where is yours?
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