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

20 Aug 20, Anon (USA - Zone 7b climate)
The monthly calendar guide at the top of the page has no P T S in it. That means that you probably can't grow it. It needs a warm/hot climate.
19 Aug 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have a look at this page
28 Jul 20, Litlhare sarki (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
can you please tell me where i could buy the yellow ginger seedlings,quantity and price for 1 hectare
28 Jul 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
You need to contact an agricultural supplier for that information
24 Jun 20, Huiarei Reihuia (New Zealand - temperate climate)
After the harvest season, can ginger be left in the ground for following season of growth?
25 Jun 20, Anonymous (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Gardenate does not suggest growing ginger in NZ temperate climates, maybe not warm enough. If you are going to try to grow it read the notes here, your answer is in the notes.
10 Jun 20, Yggy (Australia - temperate climate)
If you cut a piece off the root in the soil, isn't the part left exposed where you cut susceptible to rotting? I heard somewhere to leave the plant to harden the area a bit before planting, but i don't know how that is meant to work in the soil..
11 Jun 20, Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
You say you are temperate and by this guide they don't suggest growing in temperate. Best grown in tropic and sub-tropic. Plants are pretty tough sometimes. 2 options, break some off and leave the piece in the ground exposed to the air to dry. Or don't water it for a few days/week or so.
14 Sep 20, Sandy (Australia - tropical climate)
I grew ginger in an aquaponics set up in Perth. So it depends on where your temperate zone is. Full sun planted about now will give you results. Maybe not as good as tropical areas, but pretty good anyway.
17 May 20, Sally (Australia - temperate climate)
May I plant ginger now — mid-May?
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Tebogo I am growing ginger from a piece bought at my local Spar. I broke off a few pieces with growing tips on it and planted in well-composted potting soil. They have sprouted and so I eagerly await my harvest next year :-)

- Anna

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