Ginger seed pieces;
Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is the familiar 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.