The Ginger Garden Before and After

This is my ginger garden after the freeze. The plants had turned to mush. The stalks were from last summer’s plants that I usually leave until they turn brown and the new growth starts.

I removed all the dead ginger stalks which took about two days. I have never seen this bed empty since we moved in.

The good news is that the tubers were far enough underground to survive the extreme cold. Now I can look forward to beautiful scented flowers this summer.


17 Comments on “The Ginger Garden Before and After”

  1. A ginger garden sounds great. Lovely that your plants survived the cold blast and appear so healthy.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    So glad it survived – the flowers are beautiful! Do you grow edible ginger as well?

  3. Yay! Love the Gingers.

      • They are wonderful, mine look awful as usual and I am contemplating potting them??

      • Mine seem to like gumbo soil really loaded with clay. They also grow in a patch between two wooded areas. They get morning and late in the day sun. I had put them there temporarily and they liked it. You said your soil was sandy. Maybe they would like pots and dappled shade. I volunteered in a ginger greenhouse and they seemed to survived in pots for awhile. I think I just got lucky with mine.

      • The gingers here suffer failure to thrive – the only gumbo is in my freezer! There is a soil mix here called Marvins Magic..and I believe in the magic, I need a really big pot!

  4. shoreacres says:

    What a wonderful sight that is! I’m glad you added the photos of the flowers, and I hope you get a lot of them this year.

  5. Chloris says:

    What a fabulous collection of gingers, I am so glad they survived.

  6. pbmgarden says:

    Bet this is beautiful when in bloom. My ginger dies back and regrows every year. Hope yours is spectacular this season.

  7. gaiainaction says:

    Your ginger flowers are very beautiful, it must be such a trill to see them flowering. A pity that you lost some of the plants but like you say the tubers are far underground and will have been protected. I must try growing some outside as so far I’ve only grown some inside and never had a flower.

  8. Aren’t they glorious, especially the “ginger” colored one?


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