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I've been growing Cardamom for about 10 years now.
The reports on most sites about it being fussy are greatly exaggerated as you noted.
Here in Ohio we grow it as an 'under story' where just the direct noon sun can't hit it.
Otherwise we just plop it out in the Spring after repotting in a humus rich soil and let it grow.
Bring it back in when the night temps hit the 40's.
Containered I've found that putting it in a deep saucer or pan of water helps w/ the moisture needs.
That also makes fertilizing it a breeze.
I have yet to get a bloom and that's one of my goals this Summer.
Currently it's sitting in the GH at about 3' tall so maybe...
Thanks for the recipe also!
I collect Ethnic and Regional Bread Recipes and this sounds like a welcome addition.
I just read your post about growing Cardamom in Cincinnati, and I am now feeling encouraged to grow it here in NY. I grow giant bird-of-paradise (strelitzia nicolai) in pots in my skylighted bedroom, and they go out in summer. Pineapple, and many others, too. I would love to grow Cardamom, which sounds like a very interesting project!
Thanks for the info.!