Note: I wrote this some time ago, but never posted it. It's not finished, but I'm posting it now anyway.
Good news: my new ginger starter is bubbling.
I'm keeping it in the oven with just the light on, to encourage it to grow a little faster.
Sunday morning I arrived in the kitchen to make breakfast. Took a peek at the jar and saw a ring of tiny bubbles around the edge.
Late Sunday afternoon I checked again and found that the entire surface was covered in bubbles. Yes!
Now that the starter is ready, I'm realizing that I'm not ready.