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How to Grow Ginger

Ginger is the underground stem of the Zingiber officinale plant a tropical, perennial plant that can be grown indoors as well as outdoors, in some locations. There are hundreds of varieties of ginger, both edible and inedible. The edible varieties are known, particularly in Eastern tradition pandora charms s, for healing properties to help with stomach woes, the common cold, and even arthritis.

Growing your own ginger is easy to do, as the plant requires very little care and can be grown in almost any location. Your ginger plant will be ready to harvest in just about ten months after planting, and ready to use in your own kitchen. Keep reading here to find out just how to grow ginger in your own home.

This video takes you step by step on how to grow ginger, according to the seasons, even for those living in cold weather areas where ginger would not normally thrive. Following these steps, not only can you enjoy ginger by the fall of the first planting season, but most g pandora charms ardeners will b pandora charms e able to replant parts of the ginger plant to keep it growing from year to year. Also not the important caution from this video maker: Do not be discourage if you do not get a really great ginger root the very first year you grow it; sometimes it takes more than one season for ginger to really take off.

You can help propagate ginger by suspending (with toothpicks) a two inch piece of the rhizome over a glass of water. Fill the glass so that 1/3 of the ginger is submerged.

Fill the pot 3/4 full with soil.

Use a soil that is rich and well draining. For this purpose you can use standard potting soil, or for even richer results, try using a potting mix full of organic materials such as peat, perlite, and course sa pandora charms nd.

Sandy loam and clay soils should be improved with leaf mold or well composted manure.

Water the pot well.

If you live in an area where water is plentiful, you can place ginger in a sunny location. If water is limited, place the ginger in a location where at least 1/3 to 1/2 of the day it will be in the shade.

Soil needs to be rich and well draining.

Add leaf mold or well composted manure to sandy loam and clay soils.

Water the area well.

If you live in USDA Hardiness Zone 7, the foliage may freeze in the winter but will re sprout in the spring. USDA Zones 6 and above will need to provide plants with a sunny location indoors in the winter.

Ginger requires plenty of moisture when it is actively growing.

Allow the soil to dry out just slightly between waterings to prevent the rhizome from rotting due too excessive moisture, but take care to never leave the soil dry for too long.