Gardening is so much fun when you have buddies to share things with. Our newest neighbours S&D are very much into growing things organically, and we’ve been happily exchanging seeds and plants and produce with each other. One of the things they’ve passed over the fence is lovely organic ginger. It looked so good that I deliberately kept a few rhizomes for planting because I noticed some growing buds on them.
To make the most of the rhizomes, I broke them into smaller pieces and kept them away from direct light for about a week. In this time, the broken sides dried out and hardened off, and the shoots and new roots grew out.
This time, I decided to grow the ginger in a container, instead of in the ground. I filled a container with soil and placed the ginger starts inside. A couple of weeks later, this is the result:
The plants are growing remarkably fast, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the harvest will be like. Based on the ginger that we used in cooking, the flavour is nice and strong. Thanks, S&D!