In a fit of silly I purchased a cardamom plant a while back. I don´t live sub tropically. I live in central Victoria where the summer can flay the skin off of your nose and winter can snap freeze your butt cheeks in the blink of an eye. Not exactly prime growing conditions for cardamom. I hold no hope in her ever flowering as the conditions we have here are simply not conducive to that. However her leaves will still impart a subtle flavour of cardamom. Mini yay!
I potted her up in early February so that when the weather started to turn I could move her around through the various micro-climates to offer her some protection.
I think she has done rather well considering her geographical handicap. Check out her puppery.
I am quite proud of her achievements.
Do you attempt to grow the unusual or take on the challenge of growing things completely outside of your growing zones?