Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

HI again  does anybody know can i grow Ginger and how



  • fotofitfotofit Posts: 73

    Hi there - I've looked into growing ornamental ginger plants and discovered that there are lots of types of gingers requiring, as you might have guessed, lots of different types of requirements. 

    I can post a link or two for you if you let me know if you have a specific type of ginger in mind.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    If you are thinking of growing ginger for cooking I think you may be disappointed.  IMO it is far easier to buy some in the supermarket and freeze it as it is and grate from frozen when you need it. It is cheap enough.

    I am in two minds about ornamental ginger which I have grown from seed (a Hedecheum variety).  I do not find the smell of the flowers very attractive, as it is supposed to be, and it is a pain hauling the pots in and out of the greenhouse for winter protection as they would not be hardy where I live.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    hi Welshonion and fotofit many thanks for the info im going to give the ginger a miss many thanks to you bothimage

  • fotofitfotofit Posts: 73

    Hi again - I'm waiting for some ginger seeds to germinate - Cautleya lutea which was described as hardy to -10C so will see what happens !!  I've never grown ginger of any type before and am thinking of ordering a Roscoea next Spring which I believe is also hardy. 

    Like you welshonion I don't want anything that is too time consuming or requires lots of space as both time and space, as well as funds, are limited !! 

    Happy gardening to you both image

  • hi there I have ordered a wasabi ginger plant from Sutton seeds can you give me any advice on looking after it

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