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New to GW and new to growing Ginger

Posted by Ayahuasca 8B (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 10, 13 at 16:01

Hello Everyone,
I have been a long time GW lurker, just signed up last night. I wanted to poke my head into this forum and say hi. I plan to try growing Ginger (Zingiber officinale) this year, also trying to hunt down some Galangal rhizomes. I am still doing my research but if anyone has any particular tips I am all ears. Otherwise, I look forward to interacting with you guys.

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RE: New to GW and new to growing Ginger

  • Posted by lac1361 z9a Lake Charles, LA (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 19, 13 at 16:27

Welcome. In your zone, you can grow a ton of different gingers. I'd look into Hedychiums (butterfly gingers). They are very nice bloomers and the flowers are very scented. There are a couple of Costus that you could grow in your zone as well. If you've got areas of your yard with 90% shade, check out the Globbas and Kaempferias.


RE: New to GW and new to growing Ginger

Check out the grocery store ginger threads. There are a couple old ones if you do a search on this forum.
Here's one I grew in a pot. It is easy to overwinter that way. The flowers aren't the greatest but the foliage and cones smell really good when you squeeze them.
(zingiber officinale) photo GroceryStoreGinger.jpg

I agree with the globbas, butterfly ginger, Kaempferias, and globbas. I grow all of those types I am in a zone 9a.
I also grow curcuma aka hidden ginger.

This post was edited by sultry_jasmine_night on Sat, Nov 30, 13 at 18:34

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