The Ginger Experiment

I love ginger.

I use a lot of ginger.

I cook with it.  I drink ginger tea.  I bake with it.

I was so thrilled to learn about stem ginger…so thrilled, I actually made my own.

I made biscotti using pine nuts and crystallized ginger the other day and everyone here who ate it loved it and couldn’t get enough of it.

I was absolutely over the moon when my father sent me four lovely pieces of ginger that be bought on etsy, ready to plant or to eat…and I wanted them to plant.

I planted two in a huge pot I have outside–where the ginger root I had bought from the store failed to do anything…I did prep them with rooting solution and water them thoroughly with a weakly fertilized water.

I dropped one into a large mason jar with clean water, weak fertilizer and rooting solution.  That I set on the windowsill here in the kitchen.

And since we are playing around here with the experimentation, I filled one of our containers with perlite (because I happen to have it on hand), water, the rooting solution and the weak fertilizer…and popped the final ginger root into that, a bit on the top.  I covered that with plastic wrap, as we hadn’t made the lid from styrofoam for this container, and put it out on the front porch.  The plastic wrap isn’t just to keep the water in; it is mostly to keep the birds and other animals out of it.

I will let you know how things go…as they go along…