Lemongrass is a wonderful herb you can grow straight in your backyard or even in a pot because it adds a nice, delicate touch to any dish AND also prevents flies and mosquitoes. Having lemongrass in your garden can ward off a lot of pests, and it's actually quite easy to grow! Today we'll show you how to grow lemongrass right in your yard so you can use it for hundreds of different dishes or use it as a mosquito repellent!

How to Grow Lemongrass in Your Yard or in Pots


The best and easiest way to grow lemongrass is to purchase it directly from your grocery store.

Trim a few inches off the top of the lemongrass and remove any blades that may look dead.

  • Place the lemongrass stalks into a glass with a little bit of water.
  • Place the glass on a windowsill where it will receive full sun.
  • After a few weeks, you should see lemongrass start to grow roots into the water glass.
  • Wait until the roots mature a little bit, and then go ahead and transplant your lemongrass plant into a pot or in your backyard.
  • Use all-purpose soil and plant your lemongrass with the crown just below the surface.
  • Choose a sunny spot and water regularly.

If you live in a warm climate, plant your lemongrass directly into your backyard to keep flies, mosquitoes, and other pests away. If you live in a colder climate, it's best to keep your lemongrass indoor as you'll have easy access to fresh lemongrass at all times.

Happy Planting!

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