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Which way does this silly rhizome go?

Posted by bruggirlnw z8OR (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 11, 07 at 15:46

Happy Sunday everyone!
I have a white ginger rhizome and I cannot for the life of me figure out which way to plant it. It is somewhat bow shaped, I don't see anything resembling the start of roots. It almost looks like there could be eyes on either side of it. How do I know which way is up? Any other hints?
Thanks in advance for any help!

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RE: Which way does this silly rhizome go?

  • Posted by jayferg 9b Bay Area, CA (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 12, 07 at 1:08

If it is bow shaped put the lowest part of the bow down. Either way.....that sucker will grow for you if the conditions are right. It spreads like crazy for me and I don't think it would care which way it was planted! LOL!

RE: Which way does this silly rhizome go?

You could always plant it on its side. That is what I do when I am in doubt.

RE: Which way does this silly rhizome go?

Ah- thank you!!! I'll get this thing going one way or another! My red ginger is starting to put out roots, horray.
Thanks again!

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