Sunday, 21 November 2010

Ginger (zingiber officinale) update


Since my posting on 31/10/2010 my ginger plant has been coming along nicely on my kitchen nursery windowsill.

It now looks like this - and will be potted on this coming week.




It now has enough roots, so I shouldn't lose this one :-)

It's taken a while though - I suspended them just touching the water around the beginning of September this year!

Yummy - my own ginger next year.

5 comments:

  1. Loquat is for cough and lung in Chinese medicine. Sometimes i would take the Ninjiom Pei Pa Koa which is an extract of loquat when got sore throat.

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  2. Very interesting. I've wanted to grow ginger and even tried once, no success. I haven't seen it done this way, but would love to be able to grow my own. Will you have to keep it inside during winter? Or a greenhouse?

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  3. Leigh - we don't have such severe winters in Cape Town, so no, I won't have to bring it indoors. You may well have to in the northern hemisphere.

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  4. Looks wonderful! I'm definitely gonna have to give this a try.

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  5. Ezra - never thought I'd get ginger to grow - tried so many times by placing it straight into soil. This way is definitely a winner :-)

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