- To: lindsey
- Subject: RE: ginger
- From: "Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 20:48:03 -0500
From: email@example.com on behalf of Dr. Guanghua Zhu
Sent: Monday, April 07, 1997 1:48 PM
To: Julius Boos
Subject: Re: ginger
I know we have some ginger experts on th list. Would you please
help? Thank you very much.
> Date: Sun, 06 Apr 1997 08:09:10 -0700
> From: Mark Malmgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-to: email@example.com
> Organization: Small World Travel
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: ginger
> I'm not a botanist...just a gardner and I have a question...
> A freind went to the grocerty store and got a piece of ginger root...he
> roted it and gave me some. Now it is doing VERY well in my
> garden...growing and multiplying like crazy. I live in Upstate S.
> Carolina where it gets down to 5 degrees in the winter and up to 100 in
> the summers.
> Question: Can I harvest the roots for ginger? If so, how and when?
> Many thanks
> Mark Malmgren
Missouri Botanical Garden
P. O. Box 299
St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA
Dear Mark and Guanghua, I`m NOT a ginger expert by any means, but can give a
few ideas and suggestions that may be of interst-- I think that ginger grown
for it`s rhizome may need a longer growing "season" than is available in
upstate S. Carolina, but I`d try potting it, growing it for as long as
possible[gingers go dormant after a growing season] then after the leaves[all
of them ] are dry, I`d dig it up and see what it produced! If the rhizome
was insignificant, I`d re-pot it, and grow it for another year, as it just may
require more than one growing season to produce a sizeable rhizome. Maybe a
true expert can correct or add to this!
Good luck---Julius email@example.com
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