Re: [gardeners] Re: Saturday in and out of the garden

Shirley,George (
Sat, 11 Nov 2000 13:40:18 -0600

I don't think they would be hardy in your area. My store ginger is now three
years old but I cover the roots in the winter with about 6 inches of leaves to
ensure they survive. The other gingers seem to do okay but all have been on the
sheltered southern side of our house. I will have to watch them more carefully
on the eastern side as they will be exposed more to the chill of the northern


bsk wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Shirley,George" <>
> >
> > Today we hope to get the east flower bed cleared out for about 20 feet.
> >Our reasons are valid though, this is where we want to move
> > all of our shade loving gingers. This bed gets sunshine from about 0900 to 1200
> > daily and that's it. The rest of the time it's in full shade. Should be
> > excellent for gingers. So, once it's clear in goes the variegated ginger, the
> > culinary ginger, and the Boswellian Hidden Ginger (named in honor of the famed
> > astronomer, gardener, and bon vivant from over Mississippi way). I'm undecided
> > about the Red ginger (real name unknown
> George I bought some ginger in the grocery store to play with. I planted it in 1
> gallon pots to get going and now I have 2 pots doing great! I didn't realize ginger
> gets so big. I am relieved to hear they like shade because that is where I had them
> all summer under the big oak tree. We have had a inch of snow, several frosts and
> freezes, rain up to our gullet so I am glad I have them moved inside my weed room.
>       I am in zone 7 a  here in Oklahoma do you have any idea as to how hardy ginger
> is generally? It would be great if I could plant them outside somewhere.
> *******************************
> > I'm thinking of buying an old refrigerator to put out in the carport just to keep
> my fermenting
> > chiles in. Maintains an even temperature at a level where mold has trouble
> > forming. This is the best I can do as I can't afford to buy an old salt mine.
> You may not have to spend any money at all on a fridge. Check out some store that
> takes in trade ins or repairs them. They may welcome someone hauling off what they
> think is trash. You may want to look at a upright freezer for better shelf storage
> and design inside. Not  on that you could get lucky an have a key to the door so you
> can lock it up to keep all those 2 legged critters out. LOL
> Okie zone 7a
> aka " Ranchmama "