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Growing your own ginger at home
Ginger is a great plant for many reasons. It's delicious, it's useful and it's good for you too! It also lasts a long time so it doesn't go to waste. Whether you bake a cake with it, add it to your curries for extra spice, or create gingerbread men with your kids, you'll have added satisfaction if you've grown it yourself.
Due to it's weird knobbly appearance, you'd be forgiven for thinking that ginger is rather exotic and therefore tricky to grow, however, thanks to Kristina at Dream State Inspiration you can discover that it is actually really easy to grow your own ginger at home. All you need is some fresh ginger, a pot of compost and a sunny windowsill.
The best thing is, you can trim off part of the root when you need to use it, without causing harm to the plant, just go for the new roots to get the best results.