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

26 Oct 17, Bonnie Fielder (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Need instruction on how to plant inside ,,,,,please ,,,,
06 Mar 18, Bill Thomas (USA - Zone 6a climate)
Can I grow Ginger in my area and where do I get a plant or seeds. Thanks!
04 Jul 18, T. Smith (USA - Zone 6b climate)
Most ginger that is purchased in a grocery store Is steamed to keep it from rooting or sprouting and give it longer shelf life. It will not grow or sprout. I store my ginger In a sealed plastic container and If it gets a little fuzzy I just rinse It a little with fresh water and Its fine. One day i had a piece that started to root so I put it on the window sill in a bowl on a wet paper towel and got a sprout. I think this variety looks a bit like Tai ginger so it may be imported and escaped the steaming.
29 Jul 18, Ann Pulley (USA - Zone 6b climate)
I was wondering if it can be grown in zone 6b, in southern Missouri? Does it need anything special in winter?
26 May 20, Chris (USA - Zone 7b climate)
It is very frost-sensitive and can't survive the ground freezing. You can grow it in pots and bring it indoors.
19 Aug 20, DJ (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Can I plant ginger in August?
19 Aug 20, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Have a look at this page www.gardenate.com/plant/Ginger?zone=114
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.
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.
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.
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