Ginger

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Re: Ginger

Post: # 158062Post Derry
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:31 pm

i know this is an old-ish thread,, but ive been trying to grow ginger this year and now i think i know why its not worked =[ we've had 2 pieces in the greenhouse since the end of march and nothing has happened, but i think now we're watering them too much.. maybe i shall buy a new piece and hang it and try again ^-^

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Re: Ginger

Post: # 158751Post SarahJane
Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:50 pm

Mine hasnt done anything either Derry. I am not sure how long it is meant to take, but I am sure I should have seen signs of life by now. :flower:

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Post: # 158763Post Derry
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:40 pm

well i have a new piece to put somewhere dark and dingy, so we'll see how it turns out =]]

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Re: Ginger

Post: # 158782Post Cornelian
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:15 pm

Interesting thread ... I would like to try growing ginger from the shop bought stuff, so come spring and the warmer weather will definitely give it a go. Thanks for the tips!
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Re: Ginger

Post: # 164712Post Derry
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:09 pm

im ganna quote myself from the other thread:
yesssssssss!!

our ginger knob is in a smallish pot.. maybe 5inch diameter, soil/compost covers it to where the sprout is, and its now about 8-9 inches tall! with 2 whole leaves, and i LOVE it, im stupidly proud of it. it lives in our greenhouse, and once it gets a bit taller, we're ganna put it into a bigger pot so the knob has room to spread =]]]] i shall go and take a photo for you m'dear
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Re: Ginger

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Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:13 pm

God well done Derry!!! :cheers:
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Re: Ginger

Post: # 164723Post prison break fan
Tue Aug 18, 2009 1:05 pm

I was going to ask how it was going! I have two pots, they are in the conservatory, and doing really well! You will have to take my word for it, as I haven't mastered pictures yet! pbf.

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Re: Ginger

Post: # 164771Post Derry
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:10 pm

we've got another small piece in another pot that isnt doing anything, and somewheeeeeerrree in my bedroom is a huge knobbly.. i put it somewhere dark to see if itll sprout, and ive kinda forgotten where ive put it :mrgreen:

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Re: Ginger

Post: # 176599Post A&A
Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:48 pm

Sorry to resurrect and old thread ;)

Ginger certainly is possible to grow decent quantities of in the UK - I've seen it at this place, in person during a visit so it's no hoax! Whilst this form of growing isn't everyone's cup of tea, it does produce some startling results. It doesn't need all that much sunshine - a warm greenhouse is a great start.
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Re: Ginger

Post: # 176603Post spitfire
Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:05 am

I to have grown ginger, several years ago I bought a piece of ginger from the store and left it out on the kitchen counter for a few weeks. It started to produce a few green nodules so thats when i planted it :thumbright: It is really easy to grow and it likes to be dry in-between waterings. i grow mine in large deep pots. it also likes the heat :sunny: . they make great house plants and the leaves smell like ginger if you rub them gently.
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Re: Ginger

Post: # 181572Post possum
Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:04 pm

ooh this is is a great reminder. I really must plant some ginger. Here heat won't be a problem, just as long as I keep it watered.
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