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 Mar 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Plant Oct to Dec.
20 Mar 22, Dee (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I have been growing edible ginger in a large 16” pot for the last three years from organic store-bought ginger root. I live in SE Alabama where summers can get extremely hot, so I make sure they get partial shade. I harvested the rhizomes in November when the canes were turning brown and the rhizomes were large & plump. It is now mid-March and temperatures are ranging from mid 60s to upper 70s, so I will break apart some of the rhizomes and let them scab over and replant in fresh soil in the next week or two.
12 Mar 22, Lorna (Australia - tropical climate)
I’m in tropical Nth Queensland, I’d rather grow my ginger in pots/ containers. What would be a suitable size & shape pots/containers to use please?
16 Mar 22, Fiona (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi Lorna I have grown Thai Ginger successfully in 300mm pot with well draining potting mix in Cairns. I just keep replanting a few pieces after harvest. I mince the ginger, then freeze it in zip locks, in a sausage shape. Easy to cut a bit off when you need it.
15 Mar 22, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have never grown it but probably half a 200l drum. The smaller the pot the more critical the attention to watering and fertilising. Or half a 60l drum. Try at motor car servicing centers.
15 Feb 22, pattatas (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Ginger is very expensive here in Tasmania at the moment. $65/kilo! How large do the pieces of 'root' with sprouting bud have to be to be viable? (I get them started in a small pot kept above the fridge which benefits from the extra warmth generated.)
09 May 22, Toni (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Start with a piece about as big as your thumb. Don't plant until Summer in Tassie or the root will just rot.
22 Feb 22, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm Bundaberg Qld - someone here advertising on Facebook Market Place selling Ginger (he may have run out by now) $30/kg. You can have up to 5kg posted to you for $9.50 or $13. You would only get about 1.5-1.75kg in small bag and probably 3kg in bigger bag. I could find out their phone number.
18 Feb 22, (Australia - temperate climate)
Ginger is a warm/hot climate crop.
14 Feb 22, Ursula (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
We reside in Kwazulu Natal East Coast Sub Tropical Climate. When is the best time to grow ginger
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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 ??

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