digging rhizomes?

WOODSGRANNY(Z9 S LA.)May 16, 2007

any clues as an easy (if there is such)way to the rhizomes of shell ginger?i've tried the shovel,pitch fork..i'm thinking a hatchet next.got to be an easier way

thanks,patricia

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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

Back hoe. I wish I had never planted those cursed gingers.

Steve

    Bookmark   May 23, 2007 at 4:25PM
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WOODSGRANNY(Z9 S LA.)

steve, i think you're right!they are planted up against the solid brick on the south side of my house.three years to speread like this,although i love the bloom smell.everyone that comes to visit,i give'em the shovel.i've gotten 4 or 5 rhizomes successfully.....can't give up now,i want to plant something else in that spot,and put a few of these way on the back property line..any other suggestions? thanks

patricia

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 9:36AM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

Patricia,

I wish I had a better solution. I've been digging up a little each week. I've got to get the stand of ginger reduced by half; otherwise it is going to take out my neighbors fence.
Steve

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 2:08PM
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WOODSGRANNY(Z9 S LA.)

steve,where in Z9 are you?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 3:38PM
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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)

Lake Charles, LA

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 3:56PM
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