Growing Ginger

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28 Jul 23 dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
the guide says for Zone 10A to plant ginger in Feb, but sometimes you just have to adapt as things occur. A couple of weeks ago (July), my wife handed me a piece of store bought ginger that had started to grow a shoot, so I put it in a small clean snack cup, added about 1/2" of water, and checked it daily, adding and/or changing water as needed, and in a couple weeks it had grown a lot of roots, and the shoot grew to about 4 inches and opened its third leaf, so this morning I planted it outside in a 5-gallon bucket and will continue to monitor it closely.
10 Nov 23 Eric (USA - Zone 10b climate)
I have a newly started piece of ginger growing. I am in zone 10 B and was wondering if it would do well through the winter outside or if I should bring it inside. Any insight is appreciated.
26 Feb 24 dz (USA - Zone 10a climate)
Eric, my ginger grew very well in the 5-gallon bucket and three additional shoots grew up, which I think means new root (rhizome) lobes have grown, and I've been leaving it alone during the winter to see how it does. We had minor frost a couple of nights in January and a lot of my more tropical / warm climate plants took some damage, including the ginger. As of today, the green growth has all died off, so I'll need to carefully check to see if the roots are still solid and not rotting from wet weather. My Taro root in a bucket next to the ginger also died down from the frost but has quickly recovered and is starting to grow some new leaves, so hopefully the ginger starts growing again soon.
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