The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

The Ginger Harvest Is In

It’s tiny but tasty. And almost all of the plant is edible.

Each small stack is a ginger share. The bucket to the lower right contains the rhizomes for planting next season. The yield was about as much again as we planted. We’re theorizing that letting it grow longer than the duration of a single short Vermont season might net us more food.
The green leaves of the ginger plants are edible! Slice them for salads and stir-fries. Brew them into a delicious broth. So many possibilities.
We haven’t had our first frost. That means that along with harvesting ginger while the leaves are still green and delicious, colorful flowers remain abundant.