I propagated a few store-bought lemongrass stalks a few years ago when I first moved into my house, and every year since then, they’ve been the gift that keeps on giving, year round. Each little lemongrass plant (which began its life as a clump of three rooted stalks) has grown into a wild-looking shrub with […]

August 3 2014      33 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Hierbas

Citrus season is in full swing in Southern California, and while everything in my garden is rather monotonous right now — green lettuces, green collards, green kale, green chard, turnip greens and carrot greens — I can always count on my citrus trees to add some cheerful pops of color. This is also the perfect […]

December 19 2011      8 comments     Linda Ly
En La Cocina   Frutas

More than a year after I rooted the rhizomes, I finally have my first ginger harvest!

December 16 2011      19 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín

Last fall, I rooted a few rhizomes of store-bought ginger and galangal and planted the rhizomes in my garden. They were only watered once a month, didn’t do much over winter, and were nearly forgotten about. But as the weather warmed up, I started seeing green shoots emerge from the soil, eventually becoming two little […]

July 6 2011      3 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín

Two of my favorite herbs in Asian cooking are ginger and galangal. The rhizomes are cheap and easy to find in a market, but as with lemongrass, I loved how easy it seemed to propagate them for the garden. The process was simple. Buy fresh rhizomes. Stick in potting soil. Place in south-facing window. Keep […]

October 16 2010      6 comments     Linda Ly
Hierbas   Jardín