Grow plants from your groceries, like ginger root and pineapple!
Grow your own ginger Ginger is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking. Growing your own is easy and provides an endless supply of ginger for your cooking. You also get an ingredient that is new to most American palates: ginger grass. Ginger grass shoots off the ginger rhizome when you plant it. The grass will grow to be 2 to 4 feet tall at full maturity. Ginger grows outdoors in zones 10 and 11. To grow your ginger plants, buy a couple small pieces of ginger root at the store. Place the ginger in 100 F water and let them soak for 8 hours. It can take up to 10 months before you can harvest the ginger. Be sure to clip pieces of the ginger grass to use for cooking or to brew tea. Growing Pineapple Here's a way to grow pineapple at home from a pineapple! Next, pineapples grow in USDA zones 9 to 11. To prepare your pineapple, cut off the top of the pineapple 1/2 inch below the point the leaves meet the fruit. We have rooted pineapple crowns two ways.
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