My newest adventure is not exactly action packed, but it does take some thinking:  How to successfully grow ginger and tumeric from what is called clean seed.  After growing for 2 months, a few of the seed bulbs will need to be transplanted.  I'm still not sure about the potting or maybe even planting them in the ground.  They like it warm.    In any case, I keep thinking that it will all work out somehow.  I've gathered that most people grow the seed bulbs in greenhouses.   I wanted to see if I could actually grow ginger (and tumeric) myself.  And I suppose the fact that it has been conveyed to me that I am not young enough to work on a farm has indeed influenced me to do it myself.   There are a few other firsts this year in the garden.  Potatoes.  Gladiolus. Peanuts-though there is a good chance that the squirrels will eat all these. Cathedral Bell Vine.

 

Update on the ginger and tumeric:  It didn't work for me.  The stalks grew, but that's about it. The stalks are like bamboo!  So strong.  A greenhouse is indeed needed for this sort of endeavor.   :)   I think I will return to growing other things, though I would like to grow sesame seeds again.  That is very doable!   Also, the price of a sample box of ginger and tumeric doubled in price since last year!!!......I would like to figure out to grow onions.  This talent seems to have escaped me so far.    :)    I didn't have much patience for growing potatoes.  But perhaps this happened because I wasn't seeing much happening with the ginger and tumeric. 

The gladiolus turned out well.  I was hoping to time them better to give away to people.  Next time....   I also had the most blooms ever on the black-eyed susan vines that I grew from seed.      Most notably, I need to start growing my seeds inside earlier than I have been in the past couple of years. 

Other adventures are on the horizon.  Outside of gardening, too. 


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