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digging rhizomes?

Posted by woodsgranny Z9 S LA. (woodsgranny3@aol.com) on
Wed, May 16, 07 at 23:02

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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RE: digging rhizomes?

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

Steve


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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


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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


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steve,where in Z9 are you?


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Lake Charles, LA


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