Monday, January 15, 2007

Great Pip Challenge!

Before I went into hospital I shoved all pips, seeds, corms etc into moist compost in a plastic bag and then shoved them into the airing cupboard. Mainly because I had run out of time to plant them properly, and I didn't want to waste them, so they had two chances..... grow or don't grow!!!
Now my airing cupboard is very warm, probably more so than the average one because I have the flue from the rayburn running through it ( you can see in the picture the silver tube on the right, this gives us a lovely warm bathroom too!
So here they all are in their bags, ginger, dates, avocados, satsumas....



Anyway I thought I had better check them this morning and add more water etc. I don't think the avocados are going to work, but hey they are easy to start again! Nothing happening in the dates or satsumas but look......



A shoot from the Ginger!!!!!!! Shock, horror, ecstatic!!!!! Wow!! I mean I thought these where the hardest to grow..... what I did was soak a piece of that ginger I bought, (not all of it) in warm water which I kept near the rayburn. I would have put it on a windowsill but none of are radiators are under the windows so it would have been difficult to keep it warm enough! Then as I said because I had run out of time I just chucked it into the bag of moist compost!!!
I must admit I am quite hard on things, abit like my Nana, she was tough, in the fact that she shoved things in just to see if they would grow, not proper care or treatment, very much live or die!!! My mum says I'm very like her!!!Anyway I digress!
So what the heck do I do now!!!

6 comments:

Allotment Lady said...

Great Libby - mine dates are doing nowt.

So might have a go at ginger now!

RUTH said...

Brilliant news! I reckon maybe pop it in a pot; a bit of it showing or just barely covered....don't have the compost over wet, just moist. Keep it cosy and in a light place. This is guesswork...hopefully you'll get proper advice from a fellow ginger grower.
Rx

Suzi-k said...

Hi Libby, I didn't realise you were having an op, must have missed that post... hope all is well and you will be home with soil up to the eyebrows soon!

Helpmate said...

Fantastic with the ginger! I'd be ecstatic, as well.

dot said...

I"ve never heard anyone mention a satsuma except for folks in south Alabama. My mother has a tree in her yard and I brought home several sacks full. They are so good!

Libbys Blog said...

OOOooo send a sackful here Dot!