The great ginger experiment

Recently I have been consuming a lot of ginger – fresh ginger root. I have been going through at least 500g a month if not more. It is not because I am fond of ginger, I don’t really like the taste, it is because of the supposed health benefits.

Health benefits supposedly include:

  • lower blood sugar
  • lower cholesterol
  • weight loss
  • fewer and less severe colds

So I take it in a tea every morning and evening  with lemon, honey, and apple cider vinegar. I am getting on in years and it may be a good idea to start looking after my health, besides as a chocoholic anything that lowers my blood sugar is a good idea.

But fresh ginger root is expensive! So I thought I would try and grow my own. So I mixed some well draining soil and stuck a few old and sprouting ginger roots – they aren’t from the nursery and have seen better days. I guess all I can do is keep watering them and cross my fingers.

The containers and bucket lids are upcycled – if this works….. well, the great ginger experiment will have been a success!


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