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

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?
23 May 20, Teresa (Australia - temperate climate)
Depending on where you live? It’s too cold for Melbourne now. Ginger should be planted in October.
10 May 20, Sipho Babama (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Who are the suppliers of ginger seedlings or seed in south Africa? Any farm that i can visit that is currently planting ginger?
11 May 20, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Type in where to buy ginger in south Africa in google. Some people say to use supermarket ginger.
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.
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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.

- Anon

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