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Old 05-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shell ginger

Originally Posted by Steve L View Post
If it is shell ginger, Alpinia Zerumbet, you can hardly damage them; especially in your zone. You can dig them up any time. You need to give this ginger plenty of space. Don't plant it next to a fence. The rhizomes get huge and this plant can pull the fence post out of the ground. I repeat, give this ginger plenty of room to roam because it will.

Listen to Steve My neighbor a few doors down planted this one next to his shed. Years later he actually had to remove the ginger and part of his shed.. The rhizome was unbelievable large.. I got a chunk he tossed in the trash the size of a gallon jug of milk . I planted it and one year later I removed the same rhizome it had more than doubled in size and lots of little smaller ones were in the soil .. I removed them all... No one could even have explained this to me ! Seeing it grow so large is scary

If ya can't eat it, it ain't growing in my back yard !
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