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    My ginger stopped growing round about the end of October, by which I mean no more new leaves or shoots. Then by December the leaves were starting to turn brown so I reduced the watering and thought maybe it was dying. Since the start of the month the leaves and stems have been completely brown top to bottom, so I gave a gentle tug this morning and the stems just came away from the tuber.

    The good news is that there are tiny new shoot buds next to where the stems were attached, so evidently ginger dies down over the winter and regrows again, something I didn't know, and goggle as I might, couldn't find the answer to.

    So if anyone else's ginger looks brown and dead, don't throw it out!
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    Thanks for the reassurance MH.
    Mine's brown too and thought it was too cold in the GH. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't. Time will tell.
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    I did grow ginger man years ago in my fathers heated conservatory, it grew extremely well!
    I planted it in a 3 gallon bucket, after about 18 months the rhizome grew that big, it bent and distorted the bucket eventually splitting it, i had to cut the remainder of the bucket to get it out.
    I've been thinking about trying it again in a cold greenhouse this time, see if it'll overwinter if i leave the compost dryish.
    Theres another type of ginger I'd like to grow and it's the thai version "Galangal" but I've not yet found a supplier

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    I've bought galangal roots in a supermarket - can't remember which one. Didn't manage to grow it though.

    EDIT - It was Asda - https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...les_70660.html
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    Hi VC,

    I bought some of the asda galangal last year with an intent to grow it, for some reason the supplier cut off all the growing buds/sprouts, maybe they had an issue with shoots it the packet.
    I put it in the propagator thinking there might be a slight chance of shooting, it rotted!
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    The pack it came in, also had lemon grass which grew wonderfully on the window sill though

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    Maybe an Asian store might have fresh stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Maybe an Asian store might have fresh stock?
    I think this is the best chance of finding some

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