Growing Ginger

Zingiber Officinale : Zingiberaceae / the ginger family

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Plant pieces of fresh root showing signs of shoots. Best planted at soil temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 15 cm 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

08 Apr 22, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Check with a government agricultural dept.
23 Apr 22, Clyde (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
How to grow inBUFFALO CITY EASTERN CAPE ZA
02 Apr 22, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
i live on the gold coast .my ginger is starting to flower . i have harvest some and all i do is clean slice thin .then freeze in bag.
30 Mar 22, SHERLYN RICHARDSON (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi can i grow ginger in zone 8b (Gardenate: Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 8b regions)
30 Mar 22, Alseny Dabo (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I am looking for the planting ginger
20 Mar 22, ron (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
bought some youngish ginger at the bundy markets today if i plant now 21/3/22 will it still grow over winter.thetemperature never goes below 8to10 degrees centrade
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.
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Have a look at this page www.gardenate.com/plant/Ginger?zone=114

- Liz

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