Posted: 15/06/2012 at 00:31
If you are thinking of growing ginger for cooking I think you may be disappointed. IMO it is far easier to buy some in the supermarket and freeze it as it is and grate from frozen when you need it. It is cheap enough.
I am in two minds about ornamental ginger which I have grown from seed (a Hedecheum variety). I do not find the smell of the flowers very attractive, as it is supposed to be, and it is a pain hauling the pots in and out of the greenhouse for winter protection as they would not be hardy where I live.