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#1 User is offline   Neverend 

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:13 PM

I just potted the plant in peat, perlite and volcanic soil mix like this:

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/797/hed1ph8.jpg

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5154/hed2ng9.jpg

Is that alright? Hope you experts can give me some pointers, am very new to gingers!

This post has been edited by Neverend: 14 September 2008 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:33 PM

wow, you are pampering the ginger with such luxurious mix! :lol:/>
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:40 PM

View Postislaverde, on Sep 14 2008, 09:33 PM, said:

wow, you are pampering the ginger with such luxurious mix! :lol:/>


Ah? Really ah, that's what I use for all my plants lol... only other soil I have is compost...
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:42 PM

I have read that it grows well in rather wet conditions so I suppose there is no real need for the 'well-draining mix' that is called for for so many plants. There is a GCS article on this written by Wilson and Lynette. I just bought some and planted it in the ground. Smells delicious - is yours the white flower type too?
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:36 PM

View PostShireen, on Sep 14 2008, 09:42 PM, said:

I have read that it grows well in rather wet conditions so I suppose there is no real need for the 'well-draining mix' that is called for for so many plants. There is a GCS article on this written by Wilson and Lynette. I just bought some and planted it in the ground. Smells delicious - is yours the white flower type too?


Yep it's the white one, I decided to use a well-draining mix because I tend to overwater, better to be on the safe side :P/>
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:09 PM

My neighbour tells me that this is an 'old' plant as her mum had it when she was a child many, many decades back and they used to water it with 'longkang' water - it grew well that way, she said. It is a marginal water plant. Today, I caught the flower scent in my dining area as it is planted just outside.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:54 PM

Hi Neverend,

Shireen is right to say that this plant grows by the wet conditions offered when it planted next to a drain.

This ginger doesn't like to dry out and seems to be able to take waterlogged areas very well.

Drought and excessive heat will stunt its growth.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

Will take note of that, I'm keeping the soil moist. Thanks for the advice!
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