MidWest Gardening forum: growing ginger as an annual like potato?

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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Jul 7, 2016 9:49 AM CST
Has anyone tried to grow ginger outside of its zone similar to potato? Just grow it for the summer, harvest the whole thing in the fall, store some of the rhizome like a seed potato and replant in the spring again?
Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Jul 7, 2016 11:26 AM CST
I grow edible ginger year-round. I plant the pieces in a big pot but bring it in when it starts getting cold. Have never grown it in the ground.
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Jul 7, 2016 11:55 AM CST
Yes, many sites talk about how to. Google: Growing ginger in Minn. or Wis. Gene
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 21, 2016 7:20 PM CST
My container ginger in zone 4B, hoping it blooms this fall.

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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Jul 21, 2016 8:31 PM CST
crawgarden said:My container ginger in zone 4B, hoping it blooms this fall.

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Awesome! What kind of container do you use? Do you just bring it in over winter?
Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 22, 2016 10:11 AM CST
Just a large plastic container, yes I just overwinter them in the basement, this is the 2nd year.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 22, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Looks like I may need a different pot soon, the root is deforming the pot!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 14, 2016 9:31 PM CST
Think the Ginger is going to bloom this year!

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 20, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Hoping it flowers before it freezes!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Aug 24, 2016 10:56 AM CST
Finally bloomed!

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Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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robynanne
Aug 24, 2016 11:42 AM CST
crawgarden said:Finally bloomed!

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so pretty!
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 10:19 AM CST
Another one getting ready to fire off!
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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 3, 2016 10:42 AM CST
craw - is that edible ginger or ornamental ginger?
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 10:46 AM CST
Shadegardener said:craw - is that edible ginger or ornamental ginger?


Its a ornamental ginger as far as I know, think this spring I will try growing some edible ginger. Fun just to try some tropicals and overwinter them.
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 3, 2016 3:50 PM CST
crawgarden said:Another one getting ready to fire off!
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Went from this to this in about 6 hours! Amazing!

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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
Sep 4, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Gorgeous flowers!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 12, 2016 7:32 PM CST
@Crawgarden , I'm a little late to this party, but how do you overwinter the gingers in your basement? Do you just cut them back and let them dry out until spring? TIA !
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Dec 12, 2016 11:00 PM CST
Yes, I cut them back, overwinter them in the basement...temp 45-60. Just an occasional drink of water 1/2 cup every 4-6 weeks
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Dec 13, 2016 8:08 AM CST
Thank you! I have the perfect spot temperature wise and was wondering about the watering as well Smiling
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Apr 23, 2017 4:45 PM CST
Ginger coming out of the basement for spring!
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