By now, you’ve all probably figured out that everything I do, I think you should do too! But if you don’t want to do it, that’s ok . . I won’t hold it against you. 🙂
But, if you use much fresh ginger, you really, really, really ought to try growing your own. It’s so easy to grow and you can buy decent ginger rhizomes in the grocery store, chop off the “eyes” and plant them. It takes a good while before you begin getting large enough rhizomes to use but it’sso worth it once you can harvest your own ginger.
Last night I needed just a small chunk of ginger for a marinade for tuna. The home grown is so tasty — juicy and crunchy but not as fibrous as what I’ve been able to buy in the store. You can look at that picture and see how juicy and moist that piece of ginger is.
The most amazing thing to me is the peeling. When it’s fresh, I can tear the peeling just a bit with my fingernail and the whole thing pops off in one piece. It kinda reminds of how the skin of a peanut pops off after it’s been roasted.
I’m going to try planting some of mine in the garden in the spring and see how it grows but I’m pretty happy with what it’s doing in the pots.