How to Grow Ginger: 9 Tips for Beginners

How to Grow Ginger: 9 Tips for Beginners

Ginger is a hot spice that can be added to food both fresh and dried. Often found in sushi recipes, in healthy drinks and teas, ginger is considered to be an aid to relieve pain, relieve stomach ache and stimulate the metabolism. Of course, it would be healthier if you could plant your own ginger.

The ginger takes ten months to ripen and does not tolerate frost. If you live in a place where it gets chilly in winter, it would be better if you plant the ginger in a pot and only put it outside during the summer. The ginger is one of those miraculous plants that thrive well in partial to dense shade. This is why it can ideally grow in your house, where the blazing sun does not shine through the window all day. Small pieces of the ginger root may be separated as it grows. These bits of ginger can come a long way and can be used in cooking, tea making or herbal medicine.

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The root selected for planting should have a tight bark, not dried out or old. It should already have several shoots, similar to potatoes. If they’re greenish, it would be even better. If the root has many shoots, you could divide the root and plant it in individual pots so that you end up with several plants. Ginger planting is most successful at the beginning of spring.

Unlike most indoor plants, ginger prefers flat and wide pots. Since the roots grow horizontally, the pot you choose should match this type of growth. There are a few important things to keep in mind when planting ginger at home. You should definitely create a drainage in the plant pot and mix the soil with humus.

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By soaking in warm water overnight, the ginger root is prepared for planting.
Fill your pot with nutritious but loose potting soil.
Place the ginger root with the shoots down and pour 0.5-1 centimeters of soil over it. Still pour with water.
Place the pot in a place where the plant will get enough heat but not too much direct sunlight.
Keep the soil moist by using a spray bottle to water or watering sparingly.
The ginger grows slowly. You will only see the first shoots emerging from the ground in a few weeks. Continue watering with the mist of water from the spray bottle and keep the area warm enough.


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Small pieces of ginger can only be harvested 3-4 months after the start of growth. Slightly clear some of the soil to one side to find a rootstock below the surface. Cut off the required amount from the edge and put the soil back. Ginger can be harvested endlessly in this way, as long as the plant is well cared for, it will continue to develop new rhizomes. If you need a larger harvest, you could take out the whole root and replant some parts of it and start the process from scratch.

Ginger has an anti-inflammatory effect, ideal, for example, for PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms. It reduces water retention, has a relaxing and pain-relieving effect. Ginger also helps with the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. It has a digestive effect. By consuming ginger with honey, you can reduce nausea and gas and prevent stomach cramps. He can work miracles. Prepared as a tea, ginger can relieve sore throats as well as cold and flu symptoms. And very effectively. The ginger essential oil in bath water can reduce joint pain.