Repel Mosquitoes with These Plants, Part 3: Cooking with Lemongrass and 2 DIY Bug Spray Recipes

| 6/27/2016 6:58:00 AM

Tags: mosquitoes, bug repellent, pest control, lemongrass, mint, herbalism, home remedies, garden planning, Julie Fryer, Minnesota,

Lemongrass Leaf With Water Droplets

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Click here to read Part 1 and here for Part 2 of this series.

Lemongrass is more than just a beautiful garden plant – it’s a favored ingredient in Asian and Thai cooking, perfect for stir fries, marinades, and grilling. All portions of the plant are edible and add lemony flavor from Happy Hour to the dessert course.

This great plant also grows well all season so you can harvest frequently through the summer.

Harvesting Lemongrass

Lemongrass grows lots of stems out of a bulbous base and the lower portions are edible. When stalks reach about ½-inch thick and the plant is at least 12 inches tall, you can harvest the stem.

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