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

08 Jan 16, Karen shaver (USA - Zone 9a climate)
May I plant ginger and horseradish in large container ( cow trough 8 ft in diameter) along with flower bulbs? I know I must keep horseradish confinded to control it. Want to plant asparagus, ginger, BlackBerry,, blueberries, strawberries , and horseradish along with my 12 container garden. Have most plants started in house. Should be able put them out mid March. Thank you for any suggestions you have for us.
15 Nov 15, Mark Kish (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can ginger grow in sc near the coast
28 May 14, l c durovich (USA - Zone 4a climate)
Can ginger be grown in Vermont?
03 Mar 14, (USA - Zone 7b climate)
can i leave my ginger root in the ground year round in chesapeake va
02 Jan 14, Jean Tencza (USA - Zone 9a climate)
The ginger that I see in stores in all from China. Are these tubers OK to use or are they treated with any substance so they can't be regrown?
01 Apr 14, Chris (USA - Zone 6b climate)
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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Where I can buy the ginger plant so I can grow it under ground? I live in CA

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