I’ve never grown ginger before and don’t really know if zone 9 in Bakersfield, California is a successful area to cultivate the stuff; but my brother gave me some rhizomes to try. They aren’t fat, full rhizomes either. The odds may be against me. I’ve looked at a few ways to try growing them and it looks fairly easy. My thought is to plant them out with a bed of daylilies. Sunny, warm/hot location in well drained soil that gets watered daily.
According to Botanical.com: Naturalized in America after the discovery of that country by the Spaniards. Francisco de Mendosa transplanted it from the East Indies into Spain, where Spanish-Americans cultivated it vigorously, so that in 1547 they exported 22,053 cwt. into Europe.
I’ll give it a shot and plant some tomorrow. In the meantime, if anyone has any words of advice please post them in the comments section. Thanks