May 9, 2009 at 9:33 am #248036
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.
C.May 9, 2009 at 10:30 am #410266Good LiferMember
I have no idea. I’m just so pleased you have a lovely knob.
:shy:May 9, 2009 at 10:38 am #410267
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 😮
C.May 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm #410268GiannaMember
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.May 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm #410269Huxter09Member
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 .May 9, 2009 at 10:08 pm #410270
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.
C.May 9, 2009 at 10:38 pm #410271ccBearMember
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.May 10, 2009 at 2:34 am #410272marigoldMember
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.May 11, 2009 at 3:48 am #410273thepoolroomMember
They definitely prefer some shade to full sun. I’ve grown some successfully from supermarket ginger that sprouted.May 13, 2009 at 2:29 am #410274WombatMember
I’ve grown some successfully from supermarket ginger that sprouted.
Me too!:tup:May 13, 2009 at 4:57 am #410275deeeMember
Trust Nev to tell us about his knob!
Sorry – nothing sensible to add:D
DMay 13, 2009 at 9:06 am #410276
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.
C.May 13, 2009 at 10:18 am #410277LollyKeymaster
Trust Nev to tell us about his knob!
Sorry – nothing sensible to add [Smile]
When I read the title of this thread I felt compelled to say “congratulations”!
I also have nothing sensible to add.. 😀May 13, 2009 at 12:06 pm #410278narellehMember
oooh it can’t be too lovely now that you cut it up:jawdrop:
(sorry couldn’t resist:lol::lol:)May 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm #410279deeeMember
Oh Narelle, I needed a good laugh!
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