My second attempt at growing ginger in temperate region did not succeed again. The growing condition was against a brick wall and received only morning sun. I was hoping that this ginger plant survive through winter but the plants has turned yellow last week. I don't want to leave the roots there, it will possibly rot. I have stop watering this plant from middle of autumn so it only received water from rain.
2 weeks ago, this ginger plant look like this.
So did any root growth happened?
Just a bit since I can see a portion of young ginger.
Well, it was slightly better than previous year which no root growth occur at all.
This is ginger rhizome bought from Green Harvest.
Any advice on growing ginger in temperate region (mediteranean like climate)?
After my mom came back to Malaysia after staying with me to give emotional and caring support for Rayyan in February this year, she was excited to grow new things with seeds that she brought back. So she selected an area to make a new veggie patch. She said every time she dig on that area she keeps on digging many fresh big ginger rhizomes. She forgot that she planted ginger on that area after leaving her garden for so long to stay with me. Mom said cooking a dish with fresh ginger is delicious and for weeks I hope I have some fresh ginger to harvest. Alas, it seems not I have to keep on dreaming. I was heartbroken with our ginger harvest last weekend that my mind went blank with no ideas to use them. The happiness of harvesting our first jicama has been shadowed. I am being a drama queen here. We ate the jicama raw slice like an apple. It was so crisp, sweet and juicy. Ginger is very expensive here in Adelaide and we frequently use them in cooking. Vegetable items that we still have to buy are ginger, garlic, onion and potatoes. Occasionally, we have to buy turmeric, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. We are aiming to plant more garlic, onion and potatoes this year so at least one of these item we don't have to depend much on the store. Trying our best to eat food that is in the season. So endure we must with those daikons. Daikon is not that bad really, fresh home-grown is always good. It is not that we don't like it, after many weeks eating daikon you wish you have other stuff as well.