Saturday, August 27, 2011

Ginger or Maryann

imagecourtesy botanical.com

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.comNaturalized 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

4 comments:

Amy said...

I bet it would do fine. I'm growing it for the first time and it has survived our hot, dryyyyy summer.
Love the title of your post. :)

GirlRural.com said...

Everything is worth a try. It's funny how some things aren't "supposed" to grow in a zone and then do. Wow, we are close. I'm in Frazier Park!

ValHalla said...

I used to work in a produce department, and we got the most beautiful ginger from Alabama, so I'm sure you can do it. Good luck!

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm growing some inside in a pot. The ginger is plump and shiny .. with one long green shoot. I'm thinking it likes my dining room, and if I've done nothing other that semi-preserve the rhizome, that can me used later, I've succeeded. Soon I will unearth most of the plant and take a look see.