It's only a dumb question if you don't ask it, so they say. Well that's the excuse I'm using for having to ask the following ... Ginger: some questions. The corms are starting to appear above the level of the soil/mulch. Is this OK or should i cover it? How will I know when to harvest it? Will it die down in subtropical Queensland - some other plants that are supposed to don't in my garden (eg asparagus). If I bandicoot it, and leave it in the ground, how will I know if that corm is mature enough - does it matter? Someone told me that galangal and ginger can both be bandicooted, but one you take the outside corms but the other you have to take the inside corms otherwise you'll kill the plant. Is this right and if so, which is which?