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Old January 12, 2016   #16
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I cant believe your not growing it, fresh ginger is the bomb and make a cool house plant.
I cant believe I'm not growing it.

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I tried growing ginger but kept killing it!

Young ginger is amazing.
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Old January 12, 2016   #17
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I grew both ginger and turmeric last year with rhizomes from the Hawaiian source (Biker Dude). I grew it in my greenhouse here in northern Vermont (zone 4), and while the turmeric was close to not having enough time, I still got a credible crop. They both need plenty of fertility, and not too much water at first, then plenty of water later. I don't know what to do with the turmeric myself; it's just not in our diet historically. But it sold surprisingly well at the farmers market.
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Old January 12, 2016   #18
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Old January 12, 2016   #19
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I got back from the store and I got a huge bag of ginger this way I wont eat it all.
And this is something very strange I have never seen turmeric in the store ever and I am an observant person.
Well milk the goat, right there where the peppers were where I always go and cant miss it was turmeric so I bought some to sprout.

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I grew both ginger and turmeric last year with rhizomes from the Hawaiian source (Biker Dude). I grew it in my greenhouse here in northern Vermont (zone 4), and while the turmeric was close to not having enough time, I still got a credible crop. They both need plenty of fertility, and not too much water at first, then plenty of water later. I don't know what to do with the turmeric myself; it's just not in our diet historically. But it sold surprisingly well at the farmers market.
How much did you have to plant to yield a crop? I had maybe 1-2 pounds of ginger initially, but they rotted in the pot.
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How much did you have to plant to yield a crop? I had maybe 1-2 pounds of ginger initially, but they rotted in the pot.
This guy is worth watching he doesn't stammer.


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Old January 13, 2016   #22
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KC.Sun, I ordered a five pound sampler pack from Hawaii, which I split with a friend. We both followed directions and pre sprouted them in shallow trays, barely covered with potting soil, and kept warm and, as I recall, just slightly moist. I waited to transplant when I saw green shoots, but apparently all you need to see are the white sprout buds.
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In another thread about my shade garden I mentioned a terrace on the hill.
I have decided that I will grow the ginger and turmeric there.
I will plant the stuff and rebuild the side of the terrace a bit later.
It should do fine as an under story plant and look nice with any luck.

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After reading Kay's post I went to a local Asian market and found fresh Turmeric rhizomes- bought a bag and will try growing them in containers, since our winters here are way too cold. The flowers are really pretty.
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After reading Kay's post I went to a local Asian market and found fresh Turmeric rhizomes- bought a bag and will try growing them in containers, since our winters here are way too cold. The flowers are really pretty.
I saw several videos where they grow them in the soil on farms.
I think the trick is to not water log them and make sure you only plant healthy rhizomes.


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The turmeric should do great planted in ground. Mine was in a 20 gallon pot and if it had been in something bigger or planted in ground I am sure my harvest would have been bigger.

I do have Lesser Galanga growing in ground and it is a huge plant. I want to get rid of that plant because it has no flavor and is taking up good growing space. When I think I have it all dug up it pops back up. The Greater Galanga is the one used in Thai cooking and I would like to grow it.

I go help out at my friends herb farm at least once a month and she always gives me different herbs in appreciation for the help. I take whatever she gives me and I have so many unusual herbs. I really need to do an inventory.
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Do these rhizomes look OK? They were all I could find at the Asian market. They don't look real fresh, but I just want to sprout them in containers. Kay, I tried to send the photo in a PM, but couldn't figure out how to attach it even in advanced.
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Some of the bigger ones look pretty good. I can't really tell if they have eyes but they probably do. I would not bother keeping the ones that are shriveled on the end and have black spots.
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Thanks, Kay- I will get rid of the nasty looking ones and pamper the others.
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Here's my stuff it is covered in little sprouts.
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