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Re: Back to Chat....ginger

Turmeric? Really? I had to look it up, I never thought
about what kind of plant it comes from. Where did you
get the rhizome?
I've never grown any kind of ginger, always figured
they were tropical and I didn't need anything else to
bring into the greenhouse. But I feel like
experimenting with this just to see what it looks


--- TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> I was disapointed in what I got.  It was a small
> ginger  plant...nothing 
> ornamental.  Never amounted to much, but a bowl full
> of  green.  Bloom was okay, 
> but I much prefer the ornamental types for foliage, 
> growth habit and bloom. 
> I ended up just composting the whole thing a couple
> years later.   Never did 
> get a nice tuber that I could have used for culinary
> purposes  either.  Mom 
> tried it too, with same results, although hers  is
> still growing.   Perhaps 
> you'll have better luck.
> I've had a tumeric growing for a couple years now, I
> tend to like it a  
> little better, although it needs a lot of water,
> which it didn't get much of  this 
> year. 
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 12/1/2005 5:07:04 PM Central
> Standard Time,  
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> I have  some fresh ginger in the fridge, but I
> didn't
> try it. I might plant it  though, just to see what I
> get.
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