'wild' ginger questions..
I was walking around my new rental and came across a patches of ginger which looked wild grown as its off the path.. I am not sure if it is the medicinal / cooking kind of ginger???
-the root looks a little smaller then the pics on the net, and pinkish tinge to it, not that light brown color or the pump-nes. the root was also narrower and more longer then the grocery store ginger..
the flowers were ranging in white to white green and white pink. ( I can get some pics tomorrow if I can post them here )
is this the medicinal kind or ginger? good to cook with?
I also hear its best to uproot when the foliage starts to die back? or can you up root any time?
also another question, how do you cut it up to re-plant? I want to know how small or big of a piece you need, as I pulled a good size clump and broke my shovel doing it, but I don't know how much root you need to re-plant ( I'm a container gardener by nature .. HAHA )
thanks for any info / advice guys.. new to tropical plants, but enjoying all the varieties