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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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emve

Black gold! This weekend I «harvested» some soil from my bokashi kitchen compost, and it is dark and rich and quite unlike what I get from the open garden compost.

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gjones

Looks like rich compost!

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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emve

The ginger is also doing well. A bit taller than its turmeric neighbor.

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referee101

I've never been successful at growing ginger. I've tried but no luck

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emve

It kind of took me by surprise when I, more or less on a whim, decided to give it a go. I didn't really expect much of a result, thinking it was probably too dark and cold. @referee101

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2019
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emve

My bathroom ginger is really going for it!!! I wonder how tall it is supposed to become, because it seems intent on getting there in a hurry.

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2018
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emve

This is so cool!!! There is both ginger and turmeric in this tub, but I believe both of these little green wonders came out of the lump of organic ginger from the supermarket. I've kept it on my heated bathroom floor. I didn't really expect it to work now in winter, so I had already planned to try again in spring. Guess that's one thing I don't have to do now - if I manage to keep it alive, that is. Must go find it a bigger pot to live in!

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cyndi

So awesome!! #ginger #grownfromroot i did same with some of mine. I can't wait to have fresh. #tumeric

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emve

I don't know how much of a crop I will be able to get here in my climate, but it really would be awesome if I actually got something I could eat out of this! @cyndi I'll be happy with "just" a pretty plant too, but I do use a lot of ginger in both food and beverages, so I am really excited!

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cyndi

Grow it in your green room...sorry i cant remember what you called it.. I'll tag the room I'm talking about tho.

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emve

I'll put it in the orangery later on, @cyndi, but I don't think it would appreciate the chilly 4 degrees (celsius) there these days. The aloes and century plants don't like it at all, so they are spending the coldest part of the season in my living room.

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cyndi

Can you put a small heater in there?

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richard.spicer.7906

👏🏼👏🏼😁

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emve

I can, @cyndi, but I won't bother unless it looks like it will get below zero. In the years since we got the orangery, that has never happened - not even during last year's russian cold snap. I just open the door between the orangery and living room every now and then to even out the temperature and humidity a bit.

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