Ginger seed pieces;
These seed pieces are for the medicinal ginger which can also be used for culinary purposes, not the culinary type now generally and widely available. The flavour of medicinal ginger is intense, the energy yang and the citrus note clear. Grown primarily for processing and is the type preferred in TCM. Not usually available through fruit and vegetable markets or health food stores.
Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is the aromatic brown rhizome, utilised in Asia for thousands of years as a digestive remedy and as a spice. Approved by German Commission E as a remedy for indigestion, motion sickness and a poor appetite. Ginger is native to tropical Asia and prefers rich moist soils in a protected sunny position. May be grown as a pot specimen. Flowers are yellow, green and purple and occur as a terminal spike in late summer. Drought and frost tender. A perennial plant, growing to 1.0m x 0.5m. Sow as you would seed potato. Ginger is a heavy feeder, so fertilise monthly and mulch. An average, ginger loving family, would require 24 seed pieces to grow enough ginger for a years consumption.