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

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.
20 Jul 21, Narendra Sen (Australia - temperate climate)
August/September is fine. In fact you could put them in the ground anytime now. I did it a week back as a trial and I can see the eyes are very prominent. So the germination process has begun. I am in SE Qld.
04 Sep 21, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
hi .i live on the gold coast a back yard garden have set aside about 1 metre area for my ginger. i have spent the last 2 months mixing soil with leaf and grass clippings . light water system everyday. i went to my local green grocer and picked up some really nice ginger at a better price by 10 dollars a kilo. from main players ! today being 04/09/2021 i planted my ginger less than a inch down and then put organic sugar cane inch thick over the top then i put some blood and bone over the top . i hope i get some good ginger.i will let everyone know if it works out .fingers crossed
26 Oct 21, marco (Australia - tropical climate)
ginger is sprouting out now .looking healthy. looks like i will get a good crop. live on the gold coast .
29 Jun 21, Bongiwe (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I’m staying at Eshowe at North of KZN.I like to grow ginger I’m small farmer. (NOTE from Editor: Gardenate is not intended for farmers - try an agricultural advisor)
02 Jun 21, Avhapfani (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
where can I get a seed of ginger
23 Jun 21, (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Use the ginger bulb.
30 May 21, Priscilla (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Can I grow ginger in Limpopo around Thohoyandou?
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