Growing Ginger

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Not recommended for growing in New Zealand - cool/mountain 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

23 Jan 21, YT (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In Western Sydney, galangal is growing well. Does this indicate ginger could also grow well here as this place seems to be in a climate border zone between sub-tropical and temperate?
09 Feb 21, Jovi (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, Yes, I have been growing ginger from few years in western Sydney and I am not disappointed. Although, the yield is low and that could be due to nutrients deficiency but the taste is good. This year my growing space is 5Mx1.5m with approximately 60 plants. Also I have double the space allocated for turmeric and I m loving it. Cheers
25 Jan 21, (Australia - temperate climate)
Give it a try - the guide here is only a guide - local conditions come in to play.
23 Jan 21, Lance (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can i start planting ginger in February?
25 Jan 21, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Did you check the monthly planting guide for your climate zone?
11 Jan 21, Enoch (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I want to know how to grow ginger and garlic.
12 Jan 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Google - how to grow ginger and the same for garlic in your country.
04 Dec 20, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it possible to grow ginger in western central Wheat-belt region of Western Australia, (Beverley)? Average temp is 26C and rainfall is 400mm. I have water for irrigation.
01 Jan 21, Deborah (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes you can grow ginger. Best in a ceramic pot with rich composted soil. Early morning sun then full/dappled shade. Likes water, mist the leaves on very hot days. Plant rhizomes in Nov/Dec. When the leaves start to die off around June stop watering. You can harvest in Spring.
07 Dec 20, Anonymous (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It suggests here that you can't. You could try a small area/few as a trial. Planting time would be the guess work, maybe plant spring to have a crop autumn winter.
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Just put lots of compost in soil and plant ginger. You may have to wait for two years before you can dig ginger out. Within two years there will be enough big ginger formed.

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