RE: ginger

Sorry guys, I've always meant to grow it, but just haven't. I do use it a
lot in cooking. The VERY best is stem ginger, which is harvested I guess,
just as it gets growing so that you use the tender shoots.

At 08:48 PM 4/7/97 -0500, you wrote:
>From: on behalf of Dr. Guanghua Zhu
>Sent: 	Monday, April 07, 1997 1:48 PM
>To: 	Julius Boos
>Subject: 	Re: ginger
>Dear all,
>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 <>
>> Reply-to:
>> Organization:  Small World Travel
>> To:  
>> 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
>Guanghua Zhu
>Missouri Botanical Garden
>P. O. Box 299
>St. Louis, MO 63166-0299, USA
>Phone: (314)577-9454
>Fax:   (314)577-9438
>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
>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
>require more than one growing season to produce a sizeable rhizome.
Maybe a 
>true expert can correct or add to this!  
>        Good luck---Julius

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