Galangal flower, also known as blue ginger is a tropical plant but grows very well in Melbourne. This one is grown by a friend in a pot. The flowers have a pleasant scent which is a bonus.
i don’t use galangal in my cooking however ginger is an essential ingredient in most of my non vegetarian dishes. And to my surprise, this hot weather plant can also thrive in Melbourne (temperate) gardens. 😃
Here’s what i found out about growing ginger in Melbourne:
1. Plant the rhizome 10cm deep in a large pot, place in the green house if you have the luxury to have one. Fingers prefer a shady but humid environment.
2. The right time to plant ginger is in September. They need a long hot season to establish and grow before the cooler weather arrives.
3. Avoid having the roots sitting in water for extended period of time as the rhizome May rot.
4. Be patient as it can take weeks to sprout.
5. Harvest in April as the plant turns yellow and falls over.
Can’t wait for spring to arrive! 😜
What unusual plants have you grown in your garden? 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍