Growing Ginger

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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 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

20 Sep 21, Robert Katz MD (USA - Zone 10b climate)
Is there a ginger plant that grows in Zone 10B ? Is there a blueberry bush that will survive in Zone 10B? Many Thanks, rk
04 Nov 21, Jean-Claude (USA - Zone 10a climate)
I am in zone 10a and have been growing ginger successfully for a few years now. I usually start my plants around February.
11 Sep 21, Sandra BOND (Australia - temperate climate)
what is the botanical name for the ginger that is best grown in warm temperate Sydney (Gardenate : Zingiber Officinale)
03 Jan 22, Brenda Groffen (Australia - temperate climate)
We live in the Spencer Gulf area of South Australia, we have been growing Jarvanese Ginger for 5 years in a large 50ltre pot, in an acid potting mix. The ginger family has a large range, the familiar variety that is at the store when grown has a narrow leaf, where the curcumin, types have a broader leaf. The variety we have grown is known as SPECIES- Curcuma-Zanthorrhiza, FAMILY-Zingiberates,GENUS-Curcuma: Known as "Temulawak"-Jarvanese ginger it has broad leaves and grows 2 to 3 mitre in a pot, has a beautiful lavender flower when it blooms, requires high humidity and well shaded. We have it underneath banana palms in a pond area, plenty of water in the growing period, in a well draining pot. It has been in bloom since beginning of december. Once you have it growing well do not disturb it for at least 4 years, once the ginger plant dies down just keep the pot slightly moist until the shoots come through again at the begining of summer it is usually the last ginger plant to come through. To harvest just move the mulch to show the root and gently remove a piece, do not dig it up they do not like being disturbed, they live just below the surface under the top of the soil, they really are a pampered pet for us, as we live in a dry arid area, we keep it for its beauty not for eating it is too delicate. I hope thus helps you in your quest.
28 Aug 21, Mashudu Nephalama (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
1. a) Which crops, and b) in which months can be favorably grown around Niani Area : Makuya-Tshikondeni Mine-Pafuri? 2. In mind I’ve got garlic, ginger, butternuts, baby marrows, squash, tomatoes and pepper? 3. My land portion is 1ha clay soil (bore hole) and separate 3ha sandy soil (bore hole).
01 Sep 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Look up the planting times for the vegetables you are thinking about. Also look up on the internet how to grow all of these crops. Start out with small plots first until you learn what to do.
26 Aug 21, ED AND DIANE (USA - Zone 9a climate)
i NEED TO GROW GINGER FOR HEALTH REASONS. PLEASE HELP US. THANK YOU ED & DI
30 Jul 21, Ravina (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi, I got half acre ginger in ground, and didn’t looks much better, Can we leave that in ground for next time picking or pulling ? Please advice.
28 Jul 21, john massey (Australia - tropical climate)
I am planting ginger now in central Queensland -have done for a few years now-i plant in an area that will give some shade /relief from the summer sun -my seasons are changing almost every year by just a bit -rain does not always come when you need it and when it does it floods (seems to be way at moment) so I have gone with soil temperature as the best guide as all the planting guides are quite often only a just that -A guide-also have installed raised beds and have pipe over the top which I cover to deflect constant heavy rains from drowning plant and leaching soil of nutrients....constant and never-ending change keeps me on my toes..cheers John
17 Jul 21, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
when should i look at putting ginger root into the ground.i live on the gold coast queensland.
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I've bought ginger for 40 plus years of my 60 plus life and each batch gives me 1 or 2 sprouts so last few years I have grown those rhizomes and multiplied. This weekend I harvested about 7 lbs of those babies and many more to go but that will be done around March-April. Going to share some and consume the rest in various forms. Yes I live in zone 9b.

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