by johnah on November 18, 2020
Lemongrasses are one of the most popular herbs used in cooking and herbal medicine. They have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments including diarrhea, nausea, indigestion, stomach aches and other digestive problems. Lemongrasses contain high amounts of antioxidants such as flavonoids which may reduce inflammation and protect against cancer. Lemongrasses are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and manganese.
Lemongrasses are grown all over the world and their seeds can be easily purchased online or even locally. However, they do require some care when growing them indoors because they need a certain amount of sunlight to thrive. If your house does not get enough sun during the day, then it will become too hot at night time and cause mold growth inside your home. You must provide your house with proper lighting so that the lemongrasses can grow properly.
If you want to learn more about how to grow lemongrasses at home, then read on!
How To Grow Lemongrasses At Home – Step By Step Guide
1) Buy Lemongrasses Seeds Online Or From Local Farmers And Grown In Your Backyard (Or Farm).
The first thing you’ll need to do is buy some lemongrasses seeds to plant. To grow them from seeds is the most effective way but it takes a bit longer as the seedlings must be grown indoors until they reach a certain height. If you are looking to grow your lemongrasses indoors then I recommend using this guide: How To Grow Lemongrasses From Seed.
If you are looking to grow your lemongrasses outdoors, then I recommend using this guide: How To Grow Lemongrasses Outdoors. This method is perfect for those that have space in their backyard or even just on their porch.
2) Decide Where You Are Going To Plant Your Lemongrasses.
This is very important because you will need to place your plants in an area that gets plenty of sunlight during the day. If you grow them indoors, they will need to be placed near a window that gets direct sunlight during the day. If you grow them outdoors, they will need to be placed in an area that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you place your plants in an area that does not get enough sunlight, your plants will become underdeveloped and may even stop growing altogether.
3) Prepare The Area You Plan On Planting Your Lemongrasses.
If you are growing your lemongrasses indoors, then you will need to place them in a windowsill that gets direct sunlight during the day. Before placing them in the windowsill, you will need to make sure it does not leak and is well ventilated. If it isn’t well ventilated, then you will need to purchase a cheap fan to plug into the power outlet. This will keep air flowing in the room and prevent mold from growing on your plants.
If you are growing your lemongrasses outdoors, then you will need to prepare the ground where you are going to plant them. You cannot just plant them in any random spot in your yard because they need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. If you live in an area that gets hot during the day, then I recommend planting them close to your house or in front of a fan. Otherwise, they will become sunburned if they are directly in the midday sun for too long. It is best to plant them somewhere that has soft, loose soil because it will be easier to dig a hole in that type of soil.
4) Create A Hole In The Ground Where You Plan To Plant Your Lemongrasses.
This part is very easy. All you need to do is grab a shovel and dig a hole in the ground until you reach loose soil. Loose soil are better because it is easier for the roots to grow.
5) Place Your Lemongrasses Plant In The Ground.
This part is very easy as well. All you have to do is take your lemongrasses plant out of the container it came in, and place it inside the hole you created earlier.
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