Our backyard extends beyond the area behind our house, it includes the places we frequent, the places we visit, the places where we live life. This blog is all about the things we find in our backyard and beyond.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Ginger Root?

gingerI've always cooked with ginger but have never tried to grow it. I didn't think it would grow in our planting zone. That is, until I met someone who's had continued success planting ginger and harvesting the roots before the first frost.

Actually, what I just said was wrong. Most of us commonly refer to the edible part of this plant as ginger roots. But that's wrong. It is really not a root, it is a rhizome. A rhizome is a horizontal stem of a plant from which the roots and shoots from its nodes.

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