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Growing ginger!

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  • mossrose
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    This morning.

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    The third (original) shoot broke off the other day. That was the one from the first piece we planted, that I am convinced was a totally different variety.

    The little thing neat the decoration is also continuing to produce leaves and getting a little taller. I have no clue what that is.

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post

    Oh. THAT one. That is Mr. mossy's attempt at dressing up the pot. I was talking about the sprout in the back right.

    Or, if you meant the really, really, really little sprout, there were 2 of those shortly after we planted the second pieces of ginger. One got really tall and broke off, but didn't get any fatter in the stem. This one is not much taller than the one that broke off, but it's putting out new leaves. It's not a weed, because we used new potting soil to plant. So I think it's ginger, but not very strong.

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    You don't say

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    Oh. THAT one. That is Mr. mossy's attempt at dressing up the pot. I was talking about the sprout in the back right.

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post

    It's sprouted. There was nothing above ground when we planted it. It's just slower than than the one on the left that comes from the same rhizome.
    You don't say

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    It doesn't look like the ginger on the far right has sprouted. Instead it just sits there looking vaguely wistful.
    It's sprouted. There was nothing above ground when we planted it. It's just slower than than the one on the left that comes from the same rhizome.

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  • rogue06
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    It doesn't look like the ginger on the far right has sprouted. Instead it just sits there looking vaguely wistful.

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  • mossrose
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    So here is our ginger this morning. We decided that since the piece we planted was doing better, faster, than the one we were babying in the dark in the cupboard, to plant that one, too. We cut that second piece in half and now have 2 more shoots from those.

    The first pic shows the pot with all 3 shoots. The taller shoot is the first piece we planted, and the other 2 are from the second piece. We noticed right away that the shoots from the second 2 pieces came up with a completely different look than the first piece. You can see in the second picture that the leaves are different from the tallest shoot. I am convinced there are 2 varieties of ginger in the pot, although they looked the same when I got the rhizomes from the grocer.

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  • mossrose
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    Well, the nodes are growing, but soooooooooooooo slowly.

    Doing some more reading on other methods, , we decided to take one piece (the smaller one in the pictures) and just plant it in a pot. We will see how it does, and if it does well, we'll cut the other piece in half and plant them, too.

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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
    I readily admit to knowing little about ginger but shouldn't you be planting that or something?
    Not yet. It takes 2 or 3 weeks before it will be ready to plant, according to what I’ve read. Then the rhizomes will be cut up, each piece having a node, then planted. The shoots have to be 2-3 inches long.

    Here is the site I am using for instructions.

    https://empressofdirt.net/grow-ginger/

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    Three days after the last photo. The largest node is definitely getting larger.


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    I readily admit to knowing little about ginger but shouldn't you be planting that or something?

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  • mossrose
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    Three days after the last photo. The largest node is definitely getting larger.


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  • mossrose
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    Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post

    I'd be curious to know what cooking you have planned for it.
    Triple Ginger Cookies!

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  • The Melody Maker
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    ...with maybe even some ginger we can use for cooking!
    I'd be curious to know what cooking you have planned for it.

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  • rogue06
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    Originally posted by mossrose View Post
    You can be in the thread. It's just about the ginger plant.
    You must be thinking of Ginger Baker, the drummer for Cream. And while he has (or had) red hair, the front man for Led Zeppelin was Robert Plant not Ginger Plant.




    See?

    This is why I said I was leaving.

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