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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 68°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 inches 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 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?
06 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant about 2-3
27 Aug 17, Geoffrey Page (Australia - tropical climate)
I trying to grow ginger in a large pot but seen to-be doing to well how high does grow my only about 6" high
28 Aug 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google - ginger plants - they seem to grow to about 18-24" high. Read about how to grow it. Regular fert each month - not one big hit of fert.
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I don't grow it but would suggest you ask a green grocer or nursery about it. Bunnings might even have it.

- Mike

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