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

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)
i NEED TO GROW GINGER FOR HEALTH REASONS. PLEASE HELP US. THANK YOU ED & DI
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?
31 May 21, Dr. Answer Man (USA - Zone 6a climate)
No. You need a solid 6 months of warm. Start your ginger indoors in Jan-Feb and then transplant in May-June after freeze/frost is minimal threat.
20 Aug 20, Anon (USA - Zone 7b climate)
The monthly calendar guide at the top of the page has no P T S in it. That means that you probably can't grow it. It needs a warm/hot climate.
19 Aug 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have a look at this page www.gardenate.com/plant/Ginger?zone=114
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You can plant grocery store ginger. Look for as many "fingers" or bumps as possible as that is growth points on the root. Ginger enjoys well drained nutrient rich soil that dries between waterings. Grown in a pot by a window it will do very well.

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