This year I'm determined things will be different! I've been propagating it like mad. I've been cutting small sections of the fleshy rhizomes from the polytunnel plant which have small roots coming off them. I have probably potted up a dozen or so. Any I don't use I can hopefully put towards the Salisbury Transition City stall at the forthcoming Fisherton Festival. I'm not sure how small a section they will grow from. I suspect it only needs a node with roots on but I've tried a few different lengths to be on the safe side.
With lots of things to be potted up I've been starting to run short of plant pots. I have been collecting lots of different shaped plastic pots from the kitchen to make use of which is helping. I've also been experimenting with repurposing and reshaping plastic milk bottles using a heat gun and a metal plant pot to act as a former. It worked out quite well and I can get a couple of pots from a 1 litre bottle. I had been trying to find an instruction video online but couldn't so I had a go at making one. It was a bit of a novelty talking to the camera but hopefully it's clear enough:. See what you think: