Lemon Grass Update


Lemongrass - I don't see any mosquitos, do you?

Back in July,  I shared a post on planting a natural mosquito repellant.  It has been over a month since planting these small little plants and I wanted to share an update.

Both of the planters have exploded in size since planting them at the end of July.  I was a little late in planting them but there's a move to a new state and big trip to Japan to blame.  I could only imagine what size they would be if they were planted in the spring.

My husband is a mosquito's dream and he has made the comment that is it much easier to sit outside now that they are there.  Now, I don't have any scientific data to support that there are less mosquitos, but if he actually will stay outside and not get bitten, I deem it a success.  However, it could very well be like Lisa Simpson's tiger rock:

Homer: Not a bear in sight.  The Bear Patrol must be working like a 
 Lisa: That's spacious reasoning, Dad.
Homer: Thank you, dear.
 Lisa: By your logic I could claim that this rock keeps tigers away.
Homer: Oh, how does it work?
 Lisa: It doesn't work.
Homer: Uh-huh.
 Lisa: It's just a stupid rock.
Homer: Uh-huh.
 Lisa: But I don't see any tigers around, do you?
Homer: Lisa, I want to buy your rock.


Early September
So as the fall quickly approaches and the weather get cooler, I have a plan for these guys.  When I purchased the plants from the farmer's market, the grower told me that there was a way to keep them alive over the winter.  After much research, I found out that you can keep them indoors for the winter in a warmer environment. The steps are laid out here

I obviously am going to try this since I don't want to start all over again from scratch in the Spring.  I'll have to share that update when I start the inside steps.   It still is beautiful and warm here in southern NC.  I should be starting the process in October time.

<3 mk

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