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  • #248036
    tipsypixietipsypixie
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    of ginger that has sprouted a little bud :D. Can I cut this bit off the knob to plant it or do I need to pop the whole lot in the ground? Is there a preferred season for starting ginger? Will it do ok in a hothouse and pot?

    Any hints on growing just a plant or two for home use would be very much appreciated.

    Many thanks

    C.

    #410266
    Good LiferGood Lifer
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    I have no idea. I’m just so pleased you have a lovely knob.

    :shy:

    #410267
    tipsypixietipsypixie
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    I am a very lucky girl ;). The knob of ginger will however be eaten if I don’t get a definitive answer within a week or so – go with that where you will LOL.

    I do realise I can just google but I’d much rather get the answer from someone that has actually grown it from scratch like this and the folk here speak plain english most of the time. Googling often gets so confusing, especially if you use the word knob 😮

    Cheers

    C.

    #410268
    GiannaGianna
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    I planted the whole thing and it grew. If you have more than one knob on the piece you can cut it in half or thirds or whatever.

    I planted some out the front in full sun where I forgot to water it and it didn’t grow. At the same time, I planted some in a shady spot out the back and remembered to water it and it grew. Haven’t dug it up yet because I think it needs to grow more.

    #410269
    Huxter09Huxter09
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    Wasn’t it an episode of Get Smart where Agent 6 ,undercover and disguised as a door, had his knob shot off ??!!

    My father grew beautiful flowering gingers in Melbourne but couldn’t get the edible tuber to flourish .Lack of warmth I expect so a hothouse would be the answer .

    #410270
    tipsypixietipsypixie
    Member

    Thanks oodles peeps – I’ll pop it in a pot then later during the week.

    I think I missed that episode Huxter. Either I missed it or was too young to get the punchline, probably the latter.

    Cheers

    C.

    #410271
    ccBearccBear
    Member

    You can cut the bud section of and plant it, I just had a piece which spouted about 8 shoots. Cut each shot out with a reasonable bit of the parent ginger and plant. If the shots are close to each other plant a larger bit keep the ground moist.

    In the Glasshouse mountain region and Yandina they do two crops a year.

    #410272
    marigoldmarigold
    Member

    Mine seems to prefer a dappled shade. I planted the whole piece that I bought and it seemed to be doing reasonably well as long as I kept the water up to it – more or less daily.

    Then I moved it to a shadier spot and it took off – with less frequent watering.

    Guess it’s an understorey plant.

    #410273
    thepoolroomthepoolroom
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    They definitely prefer some shade to full sun. I’ve grown some successfully from supermarket ginger that sprouted.

    #410274
    WombatWombat
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    thepoolroom wrote:

    I’ve grown some successfully from supermarket ginger that sprouted.

    Me too!:tup:

    #410275
    deeedeee
    Member

    Trust Nev to tell us about his knob!

    Sorry – nothing sensible to add:D

    D

    #410276
    tipsypixietipsypixie
    Member

    Well, it took a while but someone finally bit! Thanks for the giggles Wombat and deee 😆

    For everyone else who responded – the knob has now got a few more sprouts so I’ve cut it up and am letting the wounds dry out a bit and plan to plant tomorrow. Thanks everyone.

    Cheers

    C.

    #410277
    LollyLolly
    Keymaster

    Trust Nev to tell us about his knob!

    Sorry – nothing sensible to add [Smile]

    D

    hahahaha!

    When I read the title of this thread I felt compelled to say “congratulations”!

    I also have nothing sensible to add.. 😀

    #410278
    narellehnarelleh
    Member

    oooh it can’t be too lovely now that you cut it up:jawdrop:

    (sorry couldn’t resist:lol::lol:)

    #410279
    deeedeee
    Member

    Oh Narelle, I needed a good laugh!

    D

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