Gingers: I've been wondering about this!

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Gingers

By drdawg
May 20, 2014

Gingers, also called "ginger lilies," make great landscape or patio plants. They are tolerant of temperature extremes, will grow in poor soil, and can even grow in those wet areas where little else will grow. Most species are grown for their beautiful, fragrant flowers, but there are varieties used as condiments and varieties used as natural shampoo/conditioner in Hawaii.

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crittergarden
May 20, 2014 6:49 AM CST
Thanks!
I've been poking around experimenting on my own.
Now I have some direction!
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drdawg
May 20, 2014 7:41 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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coconut
May 20, 2014 1:30 PM CST
I have several kinds. My favorite is medicinal, Turmeric. I grew a big bowl full of roots in an old refrigerator vegetable drawer. If I am feeling cranky, I dice and eat an inch or so of the root, fresh, and within a half hour, I'm mellow. Not high, that's for rum. Turmeric is great for what ails you.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 20, 2014 3:18 PM CST
I like your solution to crankiness, Melissa. Thumbs up
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crittergarden
May 20, 2014 5:34 PM CST
coconut said: If I am feeling cranky, I dice and eat an inch or so of the root, fresh, and within a half hour, I'm mellow.


GOOD TO KNOW!
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 21, 2014 9:27 AM CST
I'd love to grow turmeric to eat, but sadly it upsets my stomach something fierce. I'll just have to stay cranky, I guess.

My gingers grow best with a lot of water here, with our fast draining sandy soil. So when the summer rains start, they really take off. Other than that I grow them near the downspouts, and rain barrels so they get as much water as possible.
Elaine

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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
May 21, 2014 11:24 AM CST
Yep, they are heavy feeders and like lots of water, and will even grow well in bog-like areas.
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