Growing Ginger

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02 Jul 22 Gary (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I pulled some of my ginger the other day nicely formed and a bit hot but no flavor it was organically grown in 20 litre bucket as I always do and on a lot of organic matter straw sheep poop and Coconut Coir. Where oh where did I go wrong any suggestions would be greatly received. Gary
05 Jul 22 Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
Putting all these things in to make your soil is probably an over kill. Straw will grab a lot of the nitrogen to break it down, starving the ginger. Coconut coir and sheep poo would do the same. It all needs to break down first. When making up a soil use composted material with soil and maybe a fine potting mix. I used a 200l plastic drum cut in half to grow turmeric. Mixed up some soil and compost 50 50 and 3/4 filled the drums. Then put compost on the top. Seems to have worked.
07 Jul 22 Gary (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thank you for the Info I can see what your talking about makes a lot of sense again thankyou.
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