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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

02 May 18, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
If you read the notes here there is no planting guide for temperate climate as Ginger is a warm weather crop. If you live in a warm temperate area it might be worth a go or as it says here grow in doors. Plant later in the year like sub tropical.
02 May 18, Hamsa (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
If you already have ginger roots, don’t buy them if you don’t have, put 1 root in each pot and put the pot under cover and keep watering, you have a higher chance of sprouting in spring
28 Apr 18, Anneliese (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
After digging ginger how do you store it until replanting and how long will it keep
30 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Also go on the internet and type in how to grow ginger in Qld (???).
30 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From the notes on this website about growing ginger. "This perennial will die down in autumn. Remove the dead leaves. In spring lift the root clumps and break them up into smaller pieces to replant" LEAVE it in the ground if you haven't dug it up already. If dug up -probably best to store in a cool dry place over winter. .
11 Apr 18, Marieta Fry (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can u grow ginger in a pot in April ?
22 Mar 18, YUSSUF (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
why my ginger fail to grow
20 Mar 18, Phil Akers (Australia - temperate climate)
I live very close to Mount Annan Botanical gardens in New South Wales and I grow Ginger every year in large pots very well. I am going to plant some in my garden next spring and don't see why it shouldn't grow just as well. I always use pelletised chicken manure, blood and bone meal and a good helping of compost and keep well watered.
12 Mar 18, Andre Bester (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
will ginger grow Hydroponic, what chemical must be used. want to plant in a tonnel
10 Mar 18, Emily (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Hi good day, Please may I know what type of sand to use to plant ginger and where do I get/buy them from? Also are egg shells a good substitute for sand. Thanks lots for your help! Have a lovely day!
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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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