Edible Ginger Plant
Growing edible ginger, Zingiber officinale, in your own home or on your patio is surprising easy to do. Typically the hardest part of the process is getting the ginger started. It takes more than just putting a piece of ginger in soil, despite what pinterest displays. Luckily though, we've done that for you! Our ginger starters are in 4 inch pots but will need to be transferred to a larger pot (10-16 inch pot) to grow and produce a product.
Give your ginger plants full to part sun. Plant in an all purpose potting mix with good drainage. Ginger plants do not like drought stress so be sure you are not letting your plants get bone dry between waterings. Ginger plants like it hot, preferably 75-85 degrees. Do not expose your plants to temperatures less than 55 degrees. Edible ginger plants are not hardy.
After 4-6 months after transplant, you should be able to harvest your fist crop of baby ginger. Baby ginger (pictured) is ginger that is harvested younger than mature ginger (mature ginger is like what you buy in the store). Baby ginger is less fibrous, does not need peeled to use, and is tender, which is great for pickling or candying. If you prefer your ginger to fully mature, wait 8-10 months after transplant to harvest.
This item is in a 4 inch pot.
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