My garden is only small but it is full of many tropical plants – some of which I even planted, but many of which just seem to appear?? Ginger is a plant that grows like a weed in the garden. Ginger plants have luxuriant glossy leaves and vibrant flower heads making them great cut flowers for the house. There are many varieties including those that look like globes, shells and honey combs. This one is just called Red Ginger.
I use ginger in cooking a lot, and my Dad used to make Ginger Beer. The best part for us when we were kids, (as we didn’t like the taste of it), was hearing the bottles exploding in the laundry and my mother getting annoyed about the mess!!! Click on Ginger Beer above for a link to a recipe.