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Post  Chopper on 6/28/2010, 8:13 pm

Has anyone ever successfully grown ginger? I tried with supermarket ginger but it never sprouted.

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Post  Megan on 6/28/2010, 8:23 pm

I have something which apparently :?: is wild ginger. I was given a few plants. I have not tried digging them, just left them to grow. It spreads very slowly underground, and likes part-shade.
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I've done that =)

Post  hookilau on 6/28/2010, 9:09 pm

I was able to grow a plant from supermarket ginger .

It's outside right now, flanked by my supermarket dasheen .

I just cut about a finger of young ginger (or you can snap one of those little round thingies off too) and put it in MM outside in full sun.

With the dasheen, I bought some in the supermarket and made sure there was a little bud at one of the ends. I just let it sit near a sunny window till it sent out long horn like shoots. Then I put them in a pot outside in full sun. They unfurl new leaves every day. They like to be pretty wet so I water often.

The piece of ginger sent out a similar shoot that looked like a horn. One end will send out leaves (horn end) and the other will send out roots. Why not try again

The worst that can happen is that it doesn't take.

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Post  Chopper on 6/28/2010, 10:35 pm

@hookilau wrote:I was able to grow a plant from supermarket ginger .

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I just cut about a finger of young ginger (or you can snap one of those little round thingies off too) and put it in MM outside in full sun.

... Why not try again

The worst that can happen is that it doesn't take.

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Excellent. I will try. I may not have allowed enough growing time now, but we shall see. I put it in the herb garden. That has been such a luxury to be able to go out and pick fresh basil, cilantro and dill. A real treat.

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Post  camprn on 11/28/2010, 9:45 pm

Chopper you may just be able to do this in your zone, I wish I could!growing ginger
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Post  Chopper on 11/28/2010, 11:52 pm

I think I will give it a try next season! Thanks.

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Post  Megan on 11/29/2010, 6:52 pm

Update: My ginger is, in fact, wild ginger (probably Asarum canadense -- http://vnps.org/woy). I am leaving it be. I'm curious to see how other peoples' ginger-growing projects go, though... I'd like to grow some I could eat!
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Post  camprn on 11/29/2010, 7:41 pm

North American wild ginger is harvestable and edible,(just a note: though you do not want to eat a lot of this herb as it contains Aristolochic Acid). It is possible to harvest some of the rhizomes off of a plant without killing it. Read about it here at The Herb Companion. I am planning on finding some of this next season and relocating a wee bit of it to my shady yard.


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Post  Megan on 11/29/2010, 7:44 pm

@camprn wrote:North American wild ginger is harvestable and edible. It is possible to harvest some of the rhizomes off of a plant without killing it. Read about it here at The Herb Companion. I am planning on finding some of this next season and relocating a wee bit of it to my shady yard.

I am pretty sure it is protected in some way. I got mine from a lady's yard in Maryland, not from the woods. She was pretty emphatic about no woods-harvesting. If you're ever this way I'd be glad to give you a cutting, though.
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Re: Ginger

Post  El on 1/4/2011, 7:52 am

There was a nice surprise lurking in the kitchen this morning when I went to make coffee:

http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/16/04/61/21/ginger10.jpg

And, a close-up. Photo quality is less than superb, but I think you should be able to make out the rootlets:

http://i34.servimg.com/u/f34/16/04/61/21/ginger11.jpg

I've been storing this chunk of ginger in the bag shown above, since about early December. It was tucked by the wall next to my knife block and didn't have direct light at all; any light it was getting was from the kitchen fluorescent, which is a good 12 feet away from that part of the counter. This is one determined piece of ginger!

I'm going to plant this, after I figure out what size container will be best - any suggestions?

And, may I add: wooot! New plant! hyper
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Post  Megan on 1/4/2011, 6:25 pm

Woot!!!! That is fantastic, El, congrats! cheers

I Googled "grow ginger in container" and came up with:

http://www.ehow.com/how_318_grow-ginger.html
http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html

The first one seems to be a good, quick overview, while the second has some in-depth information.

Good luck!
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Growing Ginger

Post  littlejo on 1/25/2013, 10:05 am

One thing I can say about SFG, it is addictive. If it maybe can be grown, I'm going to try it! Has anyone ever tried growing ginger? I found some at the grocery, and it has sprouted, just setting there. I like Asian food and this may be what I am missing.

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Post  camprn on 1/25/2013, 12:09 pm

@littlejo wrote:One thing I can say about SFG, it is addictive. If it maybe can be grown, I'm going to try it! Has anyone ever tried growing ginger? I found some at the grocery, and it has sprouted, just setting there. I like Asian food and this may be what I am missing.

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Post  Chopper on 1/25/2013, 1:08 pm

I tried and failed, but I only tried once. It requires quite a lot of heat days as I recall. I just looked it up online. You can see that if you read back of course - and there is a link above about how to grow it. Hey, give it a try. You will never know if it is doable unless you do. Smile

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Post  littlejo on 1/25/2013, 4:16 pm

Hi Chopper, How ya doing?
Thanks for answering. Had no idea since it was moved to such an old thread. I looked online, but thought I'd see if anyone had grown it in SFG. It's sprouted since I brought it home from the grocery. I have plenty of heat here, but will have to bring it in in winter, for it does not like the cold.
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Post  cindre2000 on 1/26/2013, 8:23 am

I grew ginger in my blackberry bed last year. Best ginger I have ever had, reminded me of the difference between store bought garlic and fresh garlic! It does take a long time to start sprouting, up to a month.

I left most of mine in the ground this winter, so I am curious as to whether it weathered the winter or if I will have to replant it every spring.
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