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Chica, that thing with ginger? Do you grow it under cover? I get through lots of ginger in the juicer every morning and it would be great to grow my own.
buy a piece from shops break it in bits and plant in pot or the ground around 3inches deep 4ins apart and thats it it will grow around two feet tall when leaves turn yellow hey ho u will have ginger for life and what you leave in the pot will grow again. the bits i plant are as big as a conker.
i dont water my ginger, keep it fairly dry and dont have any problems the same with jerusalem artichokes plant bits and leave till autumn
Greenbucket, you need to get yourself down to aldi. Look on t'interweb first, but every year they have young veg plug plants at reasonable prices (I think it was £1.99 for 6 plug plants last year). They have offers on every so often, Sundays and Thursdays, but you need to get yourself there on the day if it's something thats dead cheap that you really want.
Lidl have deals too, I don't have one nearby so don't know what their deals are like. You could always try Morrisons (the bigger stores will have a 'garden centre' outside when the weather warms up, and some of the bigger ASDAs and Tescos are trying to get in the act, too. I don't think you can beat Aldi for gardening deals. I planted three raspberry canes out today (cost £3.99 for three of them), had to use one of their gro-bags to top up the soil (removed lots of stones), it was lovely stuff, almost black, and when forked over was lovely and crumbly, not a bit of woody stuff to be seen. Will be buying more of their gro-bags for potting things on.