Ginger in the North

Today the first shoots of the ginger plants started to poke through the soil in the glass greenhouse.  I can barely contain my excitement!  We bought certified organic seed ginger from Hawaii, and I set it up on trays in the house to ‘pre sprout’.  On April 4, the ginger pieces were placed in a mix of peat and sand and covered.  I watered them, and waited.  

About two weeks later, we discovered a bit of a mould problem.  We weren’t keeping the house warm enough.  We promptly moved them to the glass greenhouse, set the trays on a ‘heat bed’, covered them with old sheets, and waited.  In the morning, they were at about 60 F, and in the day they were at 80 F.  Today, May 8, I could see the sprouts starting.  No sign of mould.  Phew!  We will let them sprout and leaf out, and then transplant them into a hoop house to let them grow in a nice protected environment.  Last year, we grew a small quantity of ginger as an experiment, and it worked very well.  Fresh ginger smells amazing, tastes great, and you don’t have to peel it!  I even used the shoots in tea.

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