I have had this plant now for 3(?) years and decided that it needed to be harvested because it was starting to get too big. I had tasted the rhizomes at the end of each year and at the start of each spring but they didnt taste very gingery. This lot (all 11.5 kgs of it, so Help!!), actually does taste like ginger although it doesnt have that sweetish zing like the supermarket one do... I pulled it out and wash the soil out of them,trimmed the roots off and laid them in the sun on the path for the day, but have had to bring them inside cos it looks like rain tonight.I was sort of expecting it to not taste like anything again and so not worth the bother to process but it is... I think they need to be dried out for a while but am not sure-I vaguely remember seeing a TV program where a pile of this was being dried, but that may have been just to make dried powdered ginger.I as going to dry it for afew days while I figured out what to do with it all. I have a basic idea of how to make the sliced sushi type ginger and candied ginger, but have never actually done this.There was a recipe in one of my grandmothers cook books for the candied ginger and preserved ginger (in sugar syrup), but that does not seem to be on my shelves at the moment-going to have to have words with my daughter. Does anyone process their ginger and have favourite things they do with it? (I love green ginger wine, but that may need to wait til I have more time, a recipe would be well received tho).