How about an organic produce shop don't know if there is a convenient one in northland? There is a shop in Grey Lyn in Auckland that sells New Zealand grown organic ginger if there is a shop up there I'm sure they would sell it, but I'm growing thai ginger and new Zealand ginger at the moment the thai ginger is doing better than the NZ stuff if you leave it sitting it usually grows a little bud you can cut off and plant. I could potentially buy and post you a New Zealand rhizome if you are having trouble sourcing it.
Hey anita, I got an email from you asking about ginger rhizomes, Maybe you already know this but don't want to spend the money but you can just cut the shoots off a ginger rhizome you buy in the super market just wait for the rhizome to begin to bud, and it begins to grow little green shoots then you can just cut them off and plant them simple as that I has some growing nicely in the garden a few years back until something came and uprooted them, I just planted some more the other day hopefully they take root but we'll see.
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