I did the same, though it was a long sprout - about 1 or 2 inches. It
appeared happy in a glass dish (hi sides) with dirt and placed by a sunny
window. The dirt was kept damp.
When moved out doors, it started to turn brown. Assuming this indicated
a lack of water, heaps were dosed daily and its still there and growing
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 20:34:31 GMT, Steve Newport wrote:
Hi Steve,I had a go many years ago. Planted it in a large pot in the green
house in spring. It grew to about 2ft.X 2ft.and it looked like it would
make quite a nice house plant. Come late autumn it started looking a bit
sick,so I pulled it up to reveal my crop.
The root was about half the size of when it was first planted ;o(.
may depend on where in the UK, even in June.
Ginger is a tropical, and while I have seen it warmer in
Edinburgh than it ever gets here in Hawaii it's few and
far between. Ginger goes dormant here in winter, that doesn't
mean it's dead even if it looks it. I'd keep it in a wide
planter, give it a good amount of sun as long as the weather
cooperates and a well protected spot and move indoors if the
weather forecast talks about lower 60s (Fahrenheit, about
18 Centigrade.) or below.
Hope this works out for you. Fresh homegrown ginger is much
better than anything you'll get in a store.
Maren, in Hilo, Hawaii
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Thanks, Maren. Someone just gave me about 15 ginger roots.
I'm going to plant a few for houseplants, and eat the rest!
If you have any really good recipes for whitefish (halibut or
gray cod is what I have) and ginger, or a recipe for ginger beer
or tea, I'm all ears...
Jan in Alaska
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