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Old 10-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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Garlic and Ginger 2011

We put in the garlic garden, somewhere from 850-1100 cloves this year. It will be ready to harvest in July next year. 5 varieties. In the midwest we can plant in the fall until the ground freezes. We plant in October.

I started some Ginger (I hope) in some pots in a southern window. They say it takes 9 months to develop a good ginger root. (this is new to me)

Anyone else?
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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I have never successfully gotten garlic cloves, but I have used the greens in salads. I tried to plant ginger once, but the squirrels dug it all up.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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I plant some ginger every year. I am not sure I harvest more than I plant, but it is very fresh. I plant it in a pot, in early spring, it spends the summer outdoors, and I harvest when the tops die--it takes at least 9 months.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #4
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Thank you both of you.
Taxlady, I don't have squirrels in the house, so I'm thinking I'll be okay. At least, for now. And I can only hope.
SparrowGrass, There are other things that take 9 months, I'm betting ginger is a less expensive and risky endeavor.
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Yep, and much easier to deal with after you 'harvest'.
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Yep, and much easier to deal with after you 'harvest'.
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Thank you both of you.
SparrowGrass, There are other things that take 9 months, I'm betting ginger is a less expensive and risky endeavor.
Funniest thing I've read in awhile!
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I have experienced planting garlic but ginger? Never tried it, is it the same procedure in planting garlic and onions?
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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Julia--just use store bought ginger-fresh and not dried out. There are nubs that will grow into a large plant and create a big root-tuber. They need to be in a warm environment, so I'm growing it indoors, or at least I'm trying. There are some youtube videos on it too.
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