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Growing Ginger

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Plant pieces of fresh root showing signs of shoots. Best planted at soil temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 15 cm apart
  • Harvest in approximately 25 weeks. Reduce water as plant dies back to encourage rhizome growth.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Grow in separate bed

Your comments and tips

30 Jan 18, Stanley van Der Berg (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
how to plant and when,wild mountain Ginger.
27 Feb 18, Sheena (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Based on my personal experience, any time and just as long as there is an eye or shoot, just stick it in the ground facing have always grown hassle free.
23 Nov 17, Tony (Australia - tropical climate)
Can you plant ginger all year round in the tropics? I plan to plant ginger in stages for a continual harvest.
02 Jan 18, Hamsa (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
The ginger does nothing during spring for us, it only starts sprouting in December, so no harm trying
23 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It does say here don't plant in Dec to Feb - you can only try it. Google and read up about growing ginger.
10 Nov 17, Fiona murati (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I going to try and plant the Ginger now it is budding and got compost which now ginger is in I have watered it I just want to know how long does it take to grow is it (ready) when the leaves die off
13 Nov 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to gardeningknowhow on the net and read up. Takes about 10 mths.
26 Oct 17, Bonnie Fielder (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Need instruction on how to plant inside ,,,,,please ,,,,
19 Oct 17, Laura Dickson (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Is it possible to grow ginger in the UK
04 Oct 17, Tracey (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have been given a bit of ginger with roots to grow. I stuck it in some water and it is starting to sprout what looks like more bulbs. How deep should I plant it?
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In the past, I have bought ginger at the grocery store. Plant several, and dig the root up when you want to use it, cut off a portion, and replant the rest. This year, i will plant more, as we only planted 1 ginger, and it got used up pretty quickly.

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