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

26 Nov 20, (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Any common garden fert will do.
12 Nov 20, Jay Singh (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Which month can I plant garlic?
16 Nov 20, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Go to the ginger page, set the climate zone to semi arid and read the whole article here about growing it.
11 Nov 20, Jay Singh (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Can I plant ginger in pots in November?
19 Oct 20, Matthew EVERITT (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
My property is in Northern Burg at 5000 feet with deep Hutton soil. Acid and well leached. 800mm annual rainfall. Phosphate deficient. What would I need to do to cultivate Ginger Maize needs about 6t of lime and 6t phosphate per ha
20 Oct 20, Anonymous (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Are you doing a home garden?. If home you need to seek some advice from agricultural company about amending your soil so it is suitable to grow ginger.
17 Sep 20, Partap singh (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i would like to know that is Griffith NSW is good area to Grow ginger please.
10 Oct 20, Paul (Australia - temperate climate)
You might find this article useful https://planyourpatch.com/how-cold-hardy-is-ginger/
18 Sep 20, (Australia - temperate climate)
No you need warm temps for it.
07 Sep 20, Dee (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
Hi, in my 8a zone do I need to plant ginger in a pot always, or can I have it planted directly in the ground? And if I can plant it in the ground, when is the best time? I planted a few store bought ginger, and they are starting to grow about 15cm tall in a pot, do I need to move it to bigger and dipper pot? Thank you for answering my questions.
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Read the notes here on how and what to do.

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