Early harvest of baby ginger

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baby ginger growing inside a low tunnel at UNH’s Woodman Farm

This summer, we have an experiment looking at baby ginger. This tropical crop is planted from seed rhizomes that we obtain from Hawaii. Usually, the crop is harvested in mid-fall, prior to frost. In our experiment, we want to find out whether early harvest results in lower yields (we expect it does!) and whether low tunnels work just as well as high tunnels to grow baby ginger. September 1 was our first ‘early harvest’, and the early crop looks nice!

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