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#1 User is offline   Plantkiller 

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:14 PM

Hi,

I tried planting ginger. Initially a tall green shoot came out and later so did another tall green shoot. But, both green shoots have browned and removed. Its nearly a month plus, I have not seen anything from the spot that I planted the common ginger.

Do you think my ginger has died? I am so tempted to dig it up.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:28 PM

it could have rotted. they need well-drained soil.
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:48 PM

View Postshamrock, on Dec 19 2009, 08:28 PM, said:

it could have rotted. they need well-drained soil.


Thats so sad. Thanks!
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Posted 24 December 2009 - 10:58 PM

Don't give up. Try again. :)/>
There are many type of other edible ginger family you can try, e.g. common ginger, turmeric (yellow ginger), galanga (blue ginger), etc.. They like moist but well-drained soil. Not too much sun too.
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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:25 AM

i just harvested all my edible young ginger to make black vinegar with trotters!
http://i986.photobucket.com/albums/ae341/memoriesof/gingernhippie015.jpg

mine grew pretty well in semi shade and they like the soil moist. if it is too wet, the underground stems tend to rot.
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 11:00 AM

Does the common ginger have nice flowers? Was thinking of growin them in the front garden as an ornamental (and edible!) plant. :P/> Can anyone please advice a newbie? Many thanks in advance! :)/>
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Posted 18 March 2010 - 01:56 PM

View Postjudetan, on 18 March 2010 - 11:00 AM, said:

Does the common ginger have nice flowers? Was thinking of growin them in the front garden as an ornamental (and edible!) plant. :P/> Can anyone please advice a newbie? Many thanks in advance! :)/>


The flowers and the bracts are not as showy as the butterfly gingers in my opinion. But nonetheless, the plant is attractive and has a bamboo-like effect if allowed to grow large enough.

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 01:33 AM

View PostPLANTER11, on 18 March 2010 - 01:56 PM, said:

The flowers and the bracts are not as showy as the butterfly gingers in my opinion. But nonetheless, the plant is attractive and has a bamboo-like effect if allowed to grow large enough.


Thanks planter11. Guess that will be my corner plant in the front garden then ^_^/>
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