Planting ginger now for a ginger rice chicken dinner in two years

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ginger root straight from the market

Some beautiful ginger roots ready to grow (and season chicken)

This afternoon Erik brought home a lovely ginger root, some of which is destined for a ginger chicken recipe I’ve been hoarding. Since we’ve gone low-sodium, any recipe that complies with doctor’s orders is a keeper.  Now that I’m gardening as well as cooking, I look at almost anything as an ingredient I could grow. Well, not tuna or chicken or other proteins with legs! But beans, peas, carrots, broccoli – ginger!

I started my usual way, search engine in hand, looking for suggestion about growing ginger (and found a wonderful gardening place in north eastern Ohio named Chiot’s Run as a result – waves hi to Susy!) Lucky for me, she’s given a step-by-step plan of attack.

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Within the first few paragraphs, I knew why my previous efforts had failed. So I set off determined to follow HER guideline instead of the accumulation of nine other sites that I’d tried before (and failed).

Moral of the story? Listen to the wizard in front of you.

Tonight the ginger gets soaked overnight, and tomorrow it’ll get planted. Big question is: Will it get planted with the buds UP? or DOWN? So far I’ve seen it 50% UP and 50% down, and I could use a tiebreaker!

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