Growing Ginger

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10 Oct 21 Angela (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
What went wrong? I planted the ginger buds and they shot up nicely and showed promise but when I wanted to harvest the roots were rotten. Too much water ??
11 Oct 21 Anon (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Good draining soil is required - water only 2-3 times a week and give good fertilising. Plant and harvest the right time.
11 Oct 21 Sassy (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Turmeric and Ginger rhizomes don't like wet feet. They need nutrient rich but well draining soil. You might consider adding some sand to the soil to encourage drainage.
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