Dividing lemon grass

How to divide tender herbs

Do it:

Oct

Takes just:

30 minutes

As the weather turns colder in autumn, it's sensible to be prepared and insure your precious herbs against damage. Tender herbs such as tropical herbs, such as lemon grass, need some extra TLC if they're to survive our cold winters.

These steps shown below can also be used for cardamom and ginger.

You will need

Secateurs

A sharp knife

A pot

Soil-based potting compost

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Remove the plant from the pot; trim the leaves to just above the stems. Slice a thin section off the base of the rootball, then use a sharp knife to remove sections of grass, each with a chunk of root.

Lemon grass likes being pot-bound, so choose a container a fraction larger than the rootball. Pot up using soil-based potting compost. Label, water in and place in a warm, frost-free environment.

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