Grow Your Own Ginger

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Simple to re-grow

Plant a spare piece of ginger rhizome (the thick knobbly bit you cook with) in potting soil with the newest (smallest) buds facing upward.

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Blue and white ginger jar

Conditions

  • Ginger needs gentle sun to light shade.
  • It requires regular watering to supplement rainfall.
  • Ginger won’t tolerate freezing temperatures.

Before long it will start to grow new shoots and roots. Once the plant is established and you’re ready to harvest, pull up the whole plant, roots and all.

Remove a piece of the rhizome, and re-plant it to repeat the process. Just like tomatoes, you can keep on growing and growing.

Ginger plant

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Ginger also makes a very attractive house-plant, so if you don’t use a lot of ginger in your cooking you can still enjoy the lovely plant between harvests.

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