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#21 User is offline   AhSeng 

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

View Postsmallfern, on 09 May 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

Hi,
I need advice pls. I'm S'porean living in florida & finally managed to get my hands on a rhizome with 2 small shoots of Pink Torch Ginger. What is the best way of planting this? Does it need root hormone? Should I plant it in a pot 1st, use potting mix? If it can go in the ground, does it need composted manure? Thanks.


It doesn't need rooting hormone. You can plant in a pot first. It can probably avoid fertilizers when growing the rhizomes , although I'm not sure if it will affect the plant or not. It can grow in the ground too, although those I tried, 50% didn't grow successfully. When established, manure fertilizers will make it grow very fast, with sufficient sunlight and water. It grows well on a slight slope, or a mound of loosen soil.
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Posted 27 January 2014 - 12:22 AM

View Postislaverde, on 27 July 2005 - 01:56 PM, said:

detengs, you want other shapes and colors, you need to go sg patani (hheheh.. dangerous i know!) or somewhere in Perlis or Kedah (Pudu Lake) or upper Perak. :grin:


So true! . They come in many colours nowadays . Not just plain pink , red and white colours . Im almost couldnt believe in that colours!

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:52 PM

I currently have the pink Torch Ginger. Does anyone has red Torch Ginger rhizome to offer? I am prepared to pay for the rhizome. Please PM me if you can spare a couple of rhizomes. Thanks
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Posted 08 February 2014 - 01:46 PM

Do you have White / Pink ? Id wanna buy. Please.

View Postabuhassan, on 27 January 2014 - 12:22 AM, said:


So true! . They come in many colours nowadays . Not just plain pink , red and white colours . Im almost couldnt believe in that colours!


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 11:24 AM

View PostAh Pek, on 08 February 2014 - 01:46 PM, said:

Do you have White / Pink ? Id wanna buy. Please.

Ah Pek (gotta love that name!), I have pink ones if you're interested. It's a vigorous grower. It's FOC, but only proviso is that you might have to dig the rhizome yourself, as my back isn't what it used to be. PM me.
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Posted 10 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

Hi mm, thank you So much. Il pm you. If its ok with you Il request my Myanmar maid to help me dig it out? Coz I hv slip disc.

Thank you again.

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Ah Pek (gotta love that name!), I have pink ones if you're interested. It's a vigorous grower. It's FOC, but only proviso is that you might have to dig the rhizome yourself, as my back isn't what it used to be. PM me.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

View PostAh Pek, on 10 February 2014 - 03:59 PM, said:

Hi mm, thank you So much. Il pm you. If its ok with you Il request my Myanmar maid to help me dig it out? Coz I hv slip disc.

Thank you again.


Sure. PM replied. Sounds like you have it worse than me then :)/>.
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#28 User is offline   Ah Pek 

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:07 AM

Hv to live with it.

Thank you once again.

View Postmm, on 10 February 2014 - 10:01 PM, said:

Sure. PM replied. Sounds like you have it worse than me then :)/>/>.

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#29 User is offline   Ah Pek 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:06 PM

mm, long overdue.

Many many thanks for the rhizome.

I've planted it on Sunday last.

Thanks also for the practical lesson on Composting. :)/>

Your composted brown matter really looks good. Nothing beats seeing it with ones own eyes.




View Postmm, on 10 February 2014 - 11:24 AM, said:

Ah Pek (gotta love that name!), I have pink ones if you're interested. It's a vigorous grower. It's FOC, but only proviso is that you might have to dig the rhizome yourself, as my back isn't what it used to be. PM me.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:02 AM

View PostAh Pek, on 19 February 2014 - 12:06 PM, said:

mm, long overdue.

Many many thanks for the rhizome.

I've planted it on Sunday last.

Thanks also for the practical lesson on Composting. :)/>/>/>

Your composted brown matter really looks good. Nothing beats seeing it with ones own eyes.

Ah Pek, most welcomed.

As I might have mentioned, mine's a lassez-faire composting method. Stuff just get dumped in, and nature does the all the work. You might have noticed I have several bins. What you saw was the output of the kitchen waste bin. Almost nothing organic from the kitchen goes to waste - scrap vegetables, fruit peel, paper kitchen towels, egg shells, tea bags, etc... Considering how much the family generates, it's very satisfying to see all of it upcycled in goodies for the plants, instead of becoming landfill or incinerator fodder.
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Posted 22 February 2014 - 09:08 AM

mm, I loved looking at the brown stuff. Seriously it continues to amaze me how nature works. the picture is imprinted in my mind.

Looking at it first hand was so beneficial vs reading up all about composting.

Thank you very much again for your time and the practical lesson


View Postmm, on 20 February 2014 - 12:02 AM, said:

Ah Pek, most welcomed.

As I might have mentioned, mine's a lassez-faire composting method. Stuff just get dumped in, and nature does the all the work. You might have noticed I have several bins. What you saw was the output of the kitchen waste bin. Almost nothing organic from the kitchen goes to waste - scrap vegetables, fruit peel, paper kitchen towels, egg shells, tea bags, etc... Considering how much the family generates, it's very satisfying to see all of it upcycled in goodies for the plants, instead of becoming landfill or incinerator fodder.

This post has been edited by Ah Pek: 22 February 2014 - 09:11 AM

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:01 PM

View Postislaverde, on 17 July 2005 - 07:11 PM, said:

One of the variants, looks like a chrysanthemum flower

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/motane/3ff9a42e.jpg



Looks beautiful, where can I get this?
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:29 PM

Torch ginger growers, are your gingers under full sun?
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 07:07 PM

View Postporkchop, on 16 October 2014 - 03:29 PM, said:

Torch ginger growers, are your gingers under full sun?

Porkchop - long time no see. Yes, preferably. Besides, they grow so tall there are hardly anything else that can shade it, unless you're growing them on patios or under balconies.
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