Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Simple Pleasures

One day, I bought some ginger root. I used a bit of it for a recipe, and put it back in the fridge. Every time I opened the fridge, I would say 'hmmmm, ginger, I really should use that some day soon!' for like hmmm, six weeks straight.

When I finally actually picked up the ginger root again, it was growing something. Not mold, something plant like. Which is quite a miracle, since hairy, growly mold seems to find a way into my fridge very easily.

I picked it up and looked at it, pondering my options.
  1. Easiest: throwing it out and pretending it had never happened;
  2. More enviromentally friendly: walk outside to throw it into the composter and feel good about it feeding my plants someday;
  3. Creative: plant it in the garden and see what happens.

I am sure by now you have guessed that I chose option 3 and my very own ginger plant is doing quite well. I'll dig it up and move it inside for the winter and see what happens. A friend said I could just harvest some from the root and the rest will keep growing, I guess I'll have to find that out for myself now. Will be fun!


Lani ~ The Wooden Porch said...

Very neat! I should try that with all my potatoes!

Rebecca said...

I wonder if I can plant the cheese I have that is growing something out of it.