Very happy indeed. For five years now I have been trying to grow sweet ginger without success. According to all of the books and everyone I have spoken to it is very easy. Yet year after year my ginger made a brief appearance before withering and dying. To rub salt in the wound, all of the wild (non culinary) gingers in the area grew like weeds! A fact not lost on me as I sweated and laboured in the summer sun cutting back tonnes of the wild growth that was attempting to overtake the garden beds. I was able to grow all of the ginger relatives with no problems- such as Turmeric and Galingale yet still the simplest of them all continued to elude me. Yet I would not give up, apparently I can be pretty pig headed in that way according to the child bride.
|Just harvested. The roots come out in a tangled clump.|
And it grew!
|Hose out the dirt.|
|Drying in the sun. Hardens up the skin and helps it keep longer.|
Well I'm off to get some of our pork out of the freezer. Stir fry pork belly with ginger sauce for dinner!