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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 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

14 Oct 19, Maria (Australia - temperate climate)
I want to buy some ginger ideal for planting. In have it planted but I harvested it too soon and the shoot that remained in ground died out and now I can’t get any in my area to plant it again where can I buy some in melb metro area
14 Oct 19, anon (Australia - temperate climate)
Read the notes here . You can try to grow it in Melb, but you will have a small crop. Buy from a shop.
10 Oct 19, lorraine makar (Australia - temperate climate)
You do not mention where to position plants.Does it require full sun? full shade? morning sun? Evening sun? light shade? Will be planted outdoors in pot. Thankyou
16 Oct 19, anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google it.
28 Sep 19, Daan Erasmus (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
I have tried for months to grow ginger from shop bought ginger. Nothing. Zilch. Please help.
17 Oct 19, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Most ginger and also chilli and garlic bought in the shops are radiated for pests/diseases. This will also make the ginger/garlic/chilli seeds sterile.
22 Sep 19, Palo Mphethi (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
How do i get ginger seed?
12 Nov 19, Anon (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
You plant a knob of it. (One with a shoot helps)
28 Aug 19, Andrew Macdonald (Australia - tropical climate)
I have 2 large 2 metre square sq ginger plants. I want to trim off the dead leaves. can I burn ...set fire to the ginger plant and burn off all dead leaves.
19 Aug 19, lyric (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
what is the cultivar of the edible ginger. what type of diseases and pest that affect ginger.
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Young ginger will taste mild while old ginger will taste more fiery. When you harvest your ginger root, was it the 'young' or 'old' part of the root?

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