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 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

06 Jan 22, Janet F (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Just checked my ginger pots, many little sprouts starting ( Basically like potatoes) so I just watered well and put them back on the heat mat. I bought the ginger at Whole Foods and rinsed it well in case of any growth inhibitors, cut it in 1-2” chunks with a few places that looked like they could be eyes, planted it in potting soil( 2-3 pieces per 6” pot) just barely covered and watered , put on heat mat with plastic wrap over since our house is old and drafty. But in zone 9 you may have a long enough growing time, I don’t so figured they’d need a head start.
06 Jan 22, Janet F (USA - Zone 6b climate)
You can start it inside. Check you tube, many videos. The rusted gardener has one, in bags on top of the fridge by see video for details. I tried some just in seed started but they didn’t sprout so about to do it in the bag method. Then pot up and outside after frost.
04 Jan 22, (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Probably not - if there is no P S or T's in any of the months in the planting calendar then you don't have the climate for it.
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.
26 Aug 21, ED AND DIANE (USA - Zone 9a climate)
29 May 21, Mr Anseer Man (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Buying ginger at Asian markets usually gives you bettrr shoot production than chain stores. In zone 5,6,7 start them indoors in large peat pots in February. By May they will be ready to go out, cover at night, frost does the real damage, short bursts of freezing temps will not kill the root. They sprout back quickly if fertilized aggressively.
31 Jan 21, Sonia (USA - Zone 9b climate)
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.
03 Feb 21, (USA - Zone 8a climate)
Local weather conditions come into play, here is only a guide.
19 Aug 20, DJ (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Can I plant ginger in August?
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