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 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

22 Apr 20, Gabrielle (USA - Zone 7a climate)
I'm in Knoxville, Tennessee. Can I grow ginger and will it return next spring/summer?
22 Apr 20, M (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to the 7a zone in USA and check the planting time. THEY do not recommend planting it. It needs warm climate.
21 Apr 20, Rakesh (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi I’ve been be lucky with a super strong ginger plant food ginger not decorative) that has been growing for ~>6 months, and bringing up new shoots. The main plant is now flowering and still has vibrant green leaves. Is flowering good or bad? What should I do wait until the plant dies back?
22 Apr 20, M (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes here about how to plant and grow it.The ginger plant and quite a few others die back in winter but shoot/grow again in the spring. Asparagus is very similar.
06 Apr 20, Maria (Australia - temperate climate)
Can I grow ginger in a greenhouse? I know winter is coming... but I just want to save my shoots...
20 Apr 20, Claudia (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Maria, ginger is a tropical, so it will need to keep warm. If your greenhouse is heated, great! Otherwise, grow it in a pot indoors, in a sunny spot. Not on the window sill, as it can get quite cold at night. Keep it moist, especially if you have the heater on, but don't overwater, as the rhizomes may rot.
06 Apr 20, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes here on how and what to do.
28 Feb 20, Rebkah Medina (Australia - temperate climate)
I live in the South East of SA. Would I be able to grow ginger and turmeric? Will I have to make shade for them?
01 Mar 20, Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
It doesn't give planting times here for ginger so you may not be able to grow them. Look up growing turmeric on the internet. Read the notes here I think it says ginger needs warm/ hot weather.
20 Jan 20, Kelly (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello I live in Perth any chance of growing outside this will be .?
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I suggest you do some searching on the internet. If you can't find any go to your supermarket/green grocer and buy some.

- anon

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