Ways To Planting Ginger Plants
You can grow ginger plants in your home from a simple ginger root purchased at the store. You can also sprout the plant and transfer it to your garden. Here are several ways to plant ginger plants in your garden. Planting ginger starts with finding some ginger root to plant. You can find a ginger root dealer online, but just as easily you can head to your local grocery store and buy a ginger root right out of the produce section for growing ginger plants. Ginger plants take 10 months to mature. If you live in USDA zone 7 or higher, you can grow ginger root in the ground. If you live in zone 6 or lower, you’ll need to bring your ginger plant in for the winter, which means you will need to plant the ginger root in a pot. Next, you will need to select a place to grow your ginger plant. Ginger root grows in part to full shade and likes rich, loose soil. If you’ll be planting ginger in the ground, it’s a good idea to add lots of compost or rotted manure to the chosen spot.
The next step in growing ginger plants is to break or cut off a finger and make sure the section is at least 1 to 2 inches long as has at least one of the buds (looks like a rounded point) on it. Plant the ginger sections in a shallow trench. Once the ginger root is planted, water it thoroughly. In a week or two you’ll see the leaves of the ginger plant emerge. Once the leaves emerge, water sparingly, but when you water the ginger root plant, water it deeply. The leaves on the ginger plants will get to be up to 4 feet tall and are susceptible to wind damage.