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Ginger in Tasmania

Those of you who have read previous posts, specifically this one, will know that I have been experimenting with growing ginger in cold ol’ Hobart. I have been watching the plant slowly die off, which I am led to believe occurs with ginger in cooler climates, marking harvest time. This of course has prompted me to eagerly get some content for a new blog post.

Pictured are the results of my 1st ginger harvest, not huge, but, still kind of exciting for a 1st try.

And… you are asking yourself, how does freshly harvested Hobart ginger taste??

Terrible!!

I am not sure if I have harvested too late or too early, or, if ginger needs to be dried and cured in order to bring out its flavour and sweetness? I will do some googling, but, would welcome your input. The brief search I did on it uncovered another grower who experienced the same issue. I will update you when I find out more, and let you know if my ginger ever does sweeten up.

Grow Ginger in Tasmania 1

Grow Ginger in Tasmania 2

Grow Ginger in Tasmania 3

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8 Comments

  1. Interesting.
    I just planted some myself, will be interesting to see if my results are similar.

  2. NarniaSinclair

    June 18, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Growing indoors beside a wide sunlit window may receive better results.
    Have never tried to grow ginger, but I imagine that the plants enjoy warm climates.

    • admin

      June 18, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      Yeah..i reckon warm climates would achieve much better results…i couldn’t help but try. Was growing in glass house, i think insidee would be pushing my luck with the mrs. 😊

  3. Hi, I notice this post is a few years old now but I’m wondering if you had to buy organic ginger for it to shoot, or did you just get supermarket stuff? I’m keen to ry myself but have read I need to buy roots that haven’t been treated with a growth retardent. Thanks, Helen.

  4. Laura Powazuk

    May 25, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Have a go at putting it in a garden bed. We have a pepper tree that was in a pot, felt sorry for it , planted it in the garden and it’s slow progress ,but it’s LOVING LIFE. . Dig it up in 2 year’s , Who know s! Anything is worth a shot. Looking forward to seeing an update.

    • admin

      July 5, 2018 at 7:54 am

      Thanks for the suggestion. I might give that a go. I placed a plastic dome over one the the beds this year, and was very happy with the results of the eggplants and chillies. If I can get time on my side, it is hoped that I can build a poly house with earthen beds this year, if so, I will give the ginger another go in there.

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