Flavorful Lemongrass

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    Norm

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    Hi,

    I have a lemongrass plant that grows well and has become a huge bush now. But it doesnt have all that flavor. Its alright but not what I'd expect from homegrown.

    Is there someplace people know where I can order a flavorful plant from ? I live in Northern California.

    Thanks!
     
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    marlingardener

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    Norm, have you fertilized your lemongrass? Most herbs like leaner soil, and develop more flavor from a bit of adversity.
     
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    Hmmm, I haven't it grows like crazy so I thought it was doing well on its own.

    Its actually planted next to a sprinkler so I can't create adversity for it other than starving it of fertilizer, You're suggesting don't fertilize right ?


    Thanks!
     
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    Rajesh Sethi

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    I have lemon grass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) it's kind of thin but has strong aroma.

    Where did you collect them from and what species you have?
     
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    i bought it from a nursery, I don't know what species it is, the bush is massive now though. Almost 4 ft tall.
     
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