magic monday – be a grower

I’ve had enough.  -39 windchills and knee-length North Faces have paved the way for far too long. I’m ready for +5 and denim jackets! I’d love to pull out my beloved floral Doc Martens without fear of breaking my neck on all that ice.

While I can’t hurry mother nature, there are a few things I can do to prepare myself, and my garden.Now is a fantastic time to get certain things started indoors, so that when that inevitable thaw arrives, you’ve got some seedlings ready to transplant by May.

I was browsing Pinterest the other day, and stumbled upon a BEAUTIFUL photo of ginger growing in a container. This sent me into a flurry of google searches and page flips, until I could no longer hold my excitement, and decided I must try it out for myself. 

Start off with a pot about twice the diameter of your root. Pick a fairly fresh, preferably organic ‘hand’ with lots of ‘fingers’. Fill ‘er up with a good, hearty potting mix.


Moisten up that soil. Ginger loves warm, moist soil.


Nestle your root on the soil, and place your pot in a warm spot. Your ginger won’t  need direct sunlight at this point.


Although ginger is a fairly hearty root and can survive dry spells, it’s best to keep the soil evenly moistened for optimal growth.

By fall, your tiny litte root could have yielded up to four times the amount of ginger. It’s a bit slow going, but soon you should see a bit of green sprout up.

Stay tuned for updates on how this little guy is doing, and more!

have a great week!


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