How to grow your own Ginger
Ginger is a flowering plant, ginger root is widely used as a spice or a traditional medicine. It is a very powerful herb. Fresh roots are used to enhance the flavor of the dishes. Tea made from this is very beneficial for health. The height of the plant is approximately 3 feet. Its dry roots are used to make medicines. It can be grown easily inside the house and its production is done all year round. Nature Bring is telling you how to grow ginger in your house.
It takes 10 months to mature and it doesn’t tolerate frost. If you live in a place where it gets the low temperature in the winter, growing ginger in a pot in indoor and bringing outside or grow when summer time is going on or the temperature is high. Soil temperatures must be warm — ideally between 71 and 77ºF (22–25ºC).
Scientific name Zingiber Officinale
Common name Ginger
Plant type Flowering plant
Sun required Full sun/ Partial Sun
Soil Rich and well-drained
Soil pH 5.5-6.5
Zone USDA 8
How to grow
Growing your own ginger is easy and rewarding. Once planted, this plant, needs water and patience to mature into a delicious, spicy ingredient. There are few steps to grow.
- Start in early spring because it can’t survive in a frost.
- Choose your ginger, that has plump and wrinkle-free.
- Cut the rhizome into pieces if you want to grow many plants.
- Prepare the high quality and well-drained soil.
- The location of the plant must be in partial shade or areas with morning sun only.
- Choose pot at least 12 inches (30cm) deep. A plastic pot is better than terra cotta, as long as you poke plenty of drainage holes in the base.
- Plant each piece of ginger 2–4 inches (5–10 cm) below the loose soil, with the buds pointing upward.
- The watering must be light in plants and check the plant daily that soil must dry water completely.
- Watch for germination. It grows slowly, especially outside of the tropics.
- Let the soil dry as the stems die back. The stems of the plant will turn yellow in late summer or early fall, as temperatures drop.