Does anybody have experience growing ginger in or around cascadia? The information I've found so far tells me to grow it in a container, but I wanna put it in the ground! I have some ideas about how to make a warmer area for the ginger to grow, but would love to hear about other human's experiences.
I understand it does grow wild here (Southwest Oregon Coast), try contact a nursery in your area that specializes in native plants.
Im in zone 6.
Ive had good luck with Mioga ginger(Zingiber mioga).Mine have proven perennial down to 7 degrees without mulch and have spread to form a large patch.They are invasive at the Bullocks.You dont eat the roots but the shoots and flowers.
LOVE myoga! One could sell that for a good markup at a Japanese or Korean market.
Ginger is a traditional crop in Japan...which is wet temperate, not so different from the PNW.
Let it die back and heavily mulch to protect from cold.