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

17 Jul 21, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
when should i look at putting ginger root into the ground.i live on the gold coast queensland.
20 Jul 21, Narendra Sen (Australia - temperate climate)
August/September is fine. In fact you could put them in the ground anytime now. I did it a week back as a trial and I can see the eyes are very prominent. So the germination process has begun. I am in SE Qld.
04 Sep 21, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
hi .i live on the gold coast a back yard garden have set aside about 1 metre area for my ginger. i have spent the last 2 months mixing soil with leaf and grass clippings . light water system everyday. i went to my local green grocer and picked up some really nice ginger at a better price by 10 dollars a kilo. from main players ! today being 04/09/2021 i planted my ginger less than a inch down and then put organic sugar cane inch thick over the top then i put some blood and bone over the top . i hope i get some good ginger.i will let everyone know if it works out .fingers crossed
29 Jun 21, Bongiwe (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I’m staying at Eshowe at North of KZN.I like to grow ginger I’m small farmer. (NOTE from Editor: Gardenate is not intended for farmers - try an agricultural advisor)
02 Jun 21, Avhapfani (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
where can I get a seed of ginger
23 Jun 21, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Use the ginger bulb.
30 May 21, Priscilla (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I grow ginger in Limpopo around Thohoyandou?
29 May 21, Mr Anseer Man (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Buying ginger at Asian markets usually gives you bettrr shoot production than chain stores. In zone 5,6,7 start them indoors in large peat pots in February. By May they will be ready to go out, cover at night, frost does the real damage, short bursts of freezing temps will not kill the root. They sprout back quickly if fertilized aggressively.
16 May 21, Ivin Sifunda (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
Can I grow ginger in the Mpumalanga, South Africa around the eHlanzeni region in Mbombela?
10 May 21, Danny (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Can I grow ginger in enclosed environment, like tunnels and shade cloth houses
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