My ginger plant is doing much better in spite of the snow just outside the window. I am totally thrilled, and I owe it all to Sunita. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be getting plant advice from India , halfway around the world, but so it is. It's all quite magical! Just one click on her name and you go from the cold of Upstate New York to a fascinating tropical scene.
All I had to hear was that ginger comes up during monsoon season and I knew that more water was the missing ingredient for my ginger plant. With the additional water, not only are new stalks forming, but the rhizomes are growing too. I love cooking with "fresh" ginger. I wonder just how long it has been since the ginger root I can buy has been growing. I can hardly wait to try this really fresh ginger. The trouble is I only have one plant. I'll be checking out the organic ginger when I get to the health food store for more rhizomes to plant. This year I'm going to have my own little ginger plantation!