So I'm guessing you just peel the whole thing and then cut it into pieces and... what? refrigerate or freeze the rest? Or can you just cut off a chunk of whatever you need and leave the rest out????
Wow, freezing ginger never occurred to me before.
I've tended to cut of the bits we use (so I don't peel the whole piece) and keep it on the counter in the fruit bowl. I've found that it keeps fine that way (even sometimes continues to grow) - better than in the fridge.
We freeze it here too & it grates so much easier for me when it is frozen.
I just put it back in the cabinet...it seems to keep pretty well.
I toss it into the vegetable drawer in the refrigerator and it keeps fine. I don't bother to wrap it. I suppose I could keep it with the fruit that is on a plate on the table. It just doesn't look all that pretty.