Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Ginger Harvest

Happy New Year everyone!

I harvested my ginger, not much, but enough for my various cooking in my kitchen.

 Ginger plant, growing quite well a couple of months ago.

See the side of the container, where the ginger rhizomes has grown, pushing the container to the side.

The ginger flower

 A couple of months later, time for harvest, plant is showing signs of wilting leaves. 

Harvested the ginger rhizomes.

Washed and cleaned. I used some for my cooking and they smell really fragrant and nice. I'm  nuts about ginger, I love ginger and constantly use them in most of my cooking!

Save some rhizomes with young shoots, to start over.

Happy Gardening !


  1. Wow, what a bumper harvest. You make it seem so easy. I love ginger too and buy loads of them for cooking and also boil it with lemongrass to make a delicious drink. Maybe I should try cultivating them but it definitely wont be enough for my consumption.

    1. Hi Stiletto,
      Yeah, definitely not enough, but sufficient for a week or two, depending on the dishes they are used for! After this, got to buy from the market until the next harvest!
      They are very easy to grow, just water them, that's all!

  2. Hi Joyce! I have a ginger plant in my garden too - it grew from the compost hah! hah! I have not inspected it and I reckon I should be able to harvest it by now. Now, when does it become old ginger? Do we age it after harvest? Am I asking a silly question? Hah! Hah!

    1. Hi Phong Hong,
      No idea, I do not like old ginger, I like the ginger in-between "old and young" hahaha! The one I harvested above are just right for me! I think that for old ginger, just harvest them later. If you "age them" after harvest, they will be dried rather than old, I think so! Enjoy your harvest!

  3. Happy New Year! Very good ginger harvest!

  4. wah nice... i wonder when i can harvest mine

  5. I am so very glad I clicked on your 'other blog' and found this one. Have learned so much from reading about your herbs. i have just started growing my own. Thanks for all the great info.

  6. Sorry dear lambat lah I wish you Happy New Year. Chinese New Year also round the corner already....
    Nice fresh ginger buat masak apa?

  7. Joyce , this is I guess my second visit here ! Sorry ! I swear I'm gonna visit this site whenever something new is up :D

  8. Happy New Year!
    I love your post,the fresh ginger must smell so good, I think it is really old by the time I get some here. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
    Miz Helen

  9. I love to use ginger also. It is one of my must haves in the kitchen. I love how you planted the shrubs. Very space saving. Way to go girl and happy New Year :-D Will go to your other cooking blog next... love your recipes also.

  10. ginger is a must in my kitchen

  11. hi Joyce,
    I started to learn how to grow herbs recently. Heehee
    I grow some sweet basil and mint.
    Oh! How nice to have some home grown ginger.
    How long will that ginger last for you?
    Thanks for sharing...ya!

  12. May I know how to start growing ginger?

  13. Great harvest and the ginger flower is precious! I am growing gingers too.