How To Grow Ginger in Home Garden
Ginger is an excellent herb and it adds flavours to so many dishes. We can also add ginger in dishes, juices and tea. The strong aroma & taste give a special touch to the food. It’s used to cure a common cold, cough & it improves overall immunity.
Ginger Fights Germs
They stop the growth of bacteria like E.coli and shigella.
Ginger as a mouth freshener
The bacteria are the cause of serious gum infection, Ginger helps to control gum disease & improve oral hygiene.
Eases Arthritis Symptoms
Ginger is an anti-inflammatory, which means it reduces swelling. That may be especially helpful for treating symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Slows Cancer cell growth
Some studies show that bioactive molecules in ginger may slow down the growth of some cancers like colorectal, gastric, ovarian, liver, skin, breast, and prostate cancer.
We can easily grow ginger in home garden easily, all we need is some pots, Good Quality of potting mix & perfect place to grow. We see all these aspect in detail.
We can use the ginger we get from store. Take a piece of ginger soak it in water for over night and put it in zip lock bag & keep in fridge until you you see some white sprout around the edges.
Take plastic cup or Small size pot filled with compost
Plant the ginger in compost facing the sprouted area on top
cover the ginger with fine organic compost.
Allow to grow in the small pot for a month.
The ideal potting soil for ginger should be well-draining, yet retain enough moisture to support the plant’s growth. A combination of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite is often used as a base for potting soil, and can be amended with organic matter such as compost or aged manure to provide additional nutrients. The soil pH should be between 5.5 and 6.5, as ginger prefers slightly acidic conditions. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the potting soil is free of weeds and pests as they can harm the ginger plant. Overall, a good quality potting soil that is rich in organic matter and well-draining is key to growing healthy ginger plants.
You can transplant ginger after a month or two. Make sure you have a decent size grow bag or container to grow ginger. since it root plant the well-sized container helps to get more and more ginger.
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Ginger Plant Care:
- Water When the topsoil dry.
- Spray Rich organic Liquid fertilizer’s every month of planting ( After transplanting )
- Spray neem oil if you found any pest around the plant.
- Keep it in direct sunlight
- If the soil is thick try loosen up.
- Watch the plant growing every day. Your day of harvest will come soon.
- Timing: Ginger is typically ready for harvest about 8 to 10 months after planting. The best time to harvest ginger roots is when the leaves have begun to die back and the stems have turned yellow.
- Soil moisture: The soil should be moist when ginger is harvested, as dry soil can make the roots more difficult to remove.
- Careful digging: Use a garden fork or spade to carefully dig up the ginger roots, being careful not to damage them.
- Cleaning: Brush off any excess soil from the roots and let them dry in the sun for a few hours before storing.
- Storage: Ginger roots can be stored in a cool, dry place for several months, or they can be frozen or dehydrated for longer storage.
- wash the ginger thoroughly and store it in a dry place.