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Growing Ginger

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15 Feb 19 Peter (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I grow ginger successfully in 'foam' boxes from the green grocers. I use a shallow style box with good drainage holes. Use a good potting mix and I mulch the top. I water regularly and liquid fertlize. Ginger doesn’t need full sun all day. Mine don't get the hot afternoon sun. I live north of Brisbane.
18 Feb 19 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I do the same to grow some greens - lettuce beetroot spinach -(I'm doing this right now- germinated last week) . I had 3 boxes - heavy when full of soil, so I cut some of the top off. I place some shade cloth on the bottom, then mix up some good soil and compost. Top it off with 25 mm of fine potting mix, plant my seeds and more potting mix to cover the seeds. I place them under a shade cloth cover. I water by using a 6 liter sprayer - the spray doesn't dislodge the seeds. Seeds are planted very thick and when grown you just cut the top off and let it regrow. I use a worm castings fertiliser and when bigger a water fertiliser solution. Can do this also to germinate seeds for seedlings. Bundaberg - sub tropical
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