Ginger Plant

Ginger Plant. Ginger is a member of a plant family that includes cardamom and turmeric. The spice has a slightly biting taste and is usually dried and ground or can be used fresh.

ALPINIA caerulea AD miscellaneous Australian Seed
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If you live in usda zone 7 or higher, you can grow ginger root in the ground (though in all zones but zone 10, the leaves will die in the winter). Simply take a piece of the rhizome, making sure that it has at least one “eye” on it. The ginger plant has a thick, branched rhizome (underground stem) with a brown outer layer and yellow centre that has a spicy, citrusy aroma.

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