Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Tomato Questions
by has55 Today at 6:42 am

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson Today at 12:21 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:51 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:47 pm

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:37 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 12:50 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:00 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:25 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 12/8/2017, 8:46 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 1:45 pm

» Freeze warning
by sanderson 12/7/2017, 1:04 pm

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:14 pm

» Wind Damaged Broccoli
by Roseinarosecity 12/6/2017, 3:43 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver 12/6/2017, 11:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/5/2017, 8:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Ginger

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Ginger

Post  littlejo on 10/12/2015, 3:17 pm

After starting my SFG, I tried to grow other things, exotic or "cannot grow this here"
I chose ginger, it is tropical, and it is supposed to bloom. It has been in my herb box since spring, no blooms. I decided to dig and overwinter in a pot. Well, the info I had said damp but not too much water. Don't believe everything on the internet. We had 13.5 + inches of rain. I went to put in a pot, it is fixing to bloom! I'll see if it is worth potting or not. Here is a couple pictures. Does anyone know what to do with ginger?

Here is plant only.


The bloom. It has spread from 1 grocery root to about 2 ft sq. area. It has 5 blooms coming up.
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  walshevak on 10/12/2015, 3:52 pm

ginger is supposed to be hardy to zone 8.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  littlejo on 10/12/2015, 4:46 pm

After it blooms, I may leave a portion of it in the ground. I think I'm in 8b, but we do get freezes once in a while.

Jo Ann
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/12/2015, 8:36 pm

VERY nice!  Congratulations!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4352
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  walshevak on 10/12/2015, 10:16 pm

@littlejo wrote:After it blooms, I may leave a portion of it in the ground. I think I'm in 8b, but we do get freezes once in a while.

Jo Ann
My guess is that the foliage will die back to the ground after the frost (based on ornamental ginger lilies).  Clean the dead stuff off and mulch.  I notice pine needles in your picture.  Use them.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  Marc Iverson on 10/13/2015, 3:53 am

What's the quality of the root(taste/texture?) before vs after it blooms?

I'm growing another odd(to me) root crop, horseradish, and wondering kinda the same thing.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  littlejo on 10/13/2015, 8:56 am

I know that Horseradish is hot but I have no idea if blooming makes a change in either.

Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/14/2015, 3:32 pm

My 2 yr old ginger is in a pot and comes in for the winter. It has never bloomed.  Matter of fact I thought it died last winter, even inside, but it came up more than ever before this spring.

It's not at beautiful and as thick as yours, Jo, but that it's even growing in New England is amazing to me.
CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6496
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/14/2015, 5:17 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:What's the quality of the root(taste/texture?) before vs after it blooms?

I'm growing another odd(to me) root crop, horseradish, and wondering kinda the same thing.

I have grown horseradish and it is HOT, marc
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5506
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  littlejo on 10/14/2015, 5:56 pm

CC
I did not do anything to get it to bloom, except we got rain everyday for 6 days. It drained well in the SFG.
You might give it water daily, keeping it wet for a while. Maybe that will help?
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1541
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  CapeCoddess on 2/21/2016, 8:49 am

 
I harvested my ginger houseplant this morning. It's not a lot but I got a weeks worth of organic ginger that I won't have to peel. I use it for inflammation. Then I repotted the plants. Don't know if that will work but we'll see.

I also cut off these little nubbins from the lighter colored pieces that I will replant in another pot.

This is kind of fun. But it does takes a long time.  I'm harvesting my first one week batch after about two and a half years.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6496
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  trolleydriver on 2/21/2016, 9:03 am

That's great CC.  Not sure I would have the patience to grow ginger.
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 3921
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 70
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  sanderson on 2/22/2016, 1:25 am

CC, such patience!

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15051
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Ginger

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum