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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

My Yellow Ginger Is Flowering!

After I had harvested my first round of yellow ginger or turmeric from the shallow pot in my garden, I re-planted the yellow ginger for the 2nd time. You can click here to read more about it in my previous post. That was in September last year (about a year ago). So far I have not seen any flower from any of my ginger plants, both the normal ginger nor the yellow ginger.
 Recently, I did some weeding in my garden. As I was pulling out some weeds near the yellow ginger plants, I spotted this! 
 A close up of the yellow ginger flower.
The yellow and white flowers are enclosed by light green bracts or leaves.
 If not for the weeding, I wouldn't notice the flower because it was hidden from my sight.
 This is my first time seeing a yellow ginger flower.
The whole plant including the flower is edible. The flower can be eaten as a veggie or eaten raw like salad. It is a very useful plant with its many medicinal benefits.
This is my 2nd harvest of the yellow ginger from my garden.
 Quite a good harvest from just a few small plants grown in a shallow pot.
 This is better compared to the first harvest. I have not decided what to do with these yet.
And these will be used to grow my 3rd round of yellow ginger.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

Now as for you,

dear brothers who are waiting for the Lord's return, be patient,

like a farmer who waits until the autumn for his precious harvest to ripen.

(James 5:7, The Living Bible-TLB)

56 comments:

  1. This is fantastic, Nancy! You have an amazing talent with flowers and plants!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I wasn't expecting the flowers so it was a wonderful surprise!

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  2. I never knew there was some other color than red. So interesting. Red ginger can be bought in Finland as cut flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. Like you, I have only seen the red ones. This was a pleasant surprise!

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  3. wow! this is such a good harvest! you will have unlimited supply of turmeric. thanks for showing us the photos of the ginger flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. I didn't expect the good harvest because the pot was not big and the plants were short.

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  4. I have never seen the pretty blooms! Well, for that matter I have never seen a real growing ginger plant! I have to drink and chew ginger for my stomach problems. I have ginger beer, ginger tea, and ginger gum.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. This ginger has many medicinal uses but I use it mostly for cooking.

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    1. Thank you, Elin. The harvest was a wonderful surprise

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  6. Maybe there will be seeds? :)

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    1. I don't know about seeds. So far have not seen any seeds.

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    1. Ha ha...I hope you won't be disappointed.

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  8. ...looks like you have bumper crop!

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  9. The root looks a bit like topinambour (Jerusalem artichoke) root but obviously is not. I have tried ginger, but although it sort of grows in summer it cannot make it through winter. Well done your plans look so healthy. Take care Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Ginger is a tropical plant and loves the sun.

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  10. Bom dia, nunca consumi gengibre, pelas fotos é uma planta linda, sua plantação não deve de ser difícil, tem uma raiz aparentemente frágil, o mesmo torna o seu jardim mais lindo certamente.
    AG

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    1. Thank you, AG. When they are not flowering, they are just green leaves.

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  11. Wahhh.. next time I know where to get if I want some!

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    1. Come, come! They are waiting for you!

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  12. What a bountiful harvest of kunyit! The flower is very aromatic and nice to eat as ulam.

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. Next round I will harvest the flowers for ulam.

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  13. For me too this’s the first time to see a ginger flower and to know ginger plants bloom! Looks really healthy bunch of gingers

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  14. Such a great harvest, you have a real talent for the garden.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Only with some plants.

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  15. I've planted a few, how I wish they will flower soon.

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    1. Thank you, Lei. Mine took about a year to flower.

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  16. You eat well and you have a green thumb. I'm impressed.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Some do well, some don't.

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  17. It is so interesting to see these harvests, you have green thumbs Nancy, thumbs up! Hee Hee and have a good day

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  18. As usual amazing post! Thanks a lot for sharing)

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  19. Beautiful plants, and useful, i'm so glad they bloomed!

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  20. The flowers are so beautiful..

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