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29 May 17 Garry (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi ,my block is near wakerie south Australia. I would like to grow ginger, what kind of ginger would be appropriate for my farm. Thanks
30 May 17 Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
By the calculation above you probably can't grow ginger there. Look at Veggies and herbs above - pick ginger - put in temperate climate and read about it.
30 May 17 Ken (Australia - temperate climate)
There are two varieties of ginger available in Australia - 'Canton' and 'Queensland'. Canton is the most common. Just buy some rhizomes from a good fruit shop.
31 May 17 Ken (Australia - temperate climate)
I have grown ginger in the Latrobe Valley and we get quite a few frosts. I would wait until Spring to plant it when the weather has started to warm up. Use a good sized tub to reduce the chance of big temperature fluctuations in the growing medium. Buy a piece of ginger from a green grocer that has a number of buds on it and is nice and firm. Plant it just below the surface and wait for a couple of weeks for it to emerge. Ginger and Turmeric like plenty of manure and moisture but will not tolerate wet, soggy soil or FROST. Putting a plastic tent or cloche over it in the Spring would help. A piece of silver builders insulation paper fixed to a frame behind it would also help by radiating heat. All the best.
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