Two Ways To Plant and Grow Ginger

Ginger can be planted in May and then it needs about 4 to 6 months to grow to about 4-5 feet in height after which you can harvest the ginger. In this video we also look at how a premature harvest of ginger looks like and ways you can avoid it.

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I hope you enjoyed the video on these two easy methods of growing ginger.

What are the benefits of Ginger?

Ginger is an herb that is used as a spice and also for its therapeutic qualities. The underground stem (rhizome) can be used fresh, powdered, dried, or as an oil or juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, as are cardamom, turmeric and galangal.

ginger is widely used throughout the world for treating loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting after surgery, nausea resulting from cancer treatment,flatulence, stomach upset, colic, mornig sickness, and motion sickness.

Some people find ginger helps them with the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, cough, menstrual cramps, arthritis, and muscle pain.

In some parts of the world, ginger juice is applied to the skin to treat burns.

Ginger is also used as a flavoring by the food and drinks industry, as a spice and flavoring in cooking, and for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Ginger contains a chemical that is used as an ingredient in antacid, laxative and anti-gas medications.

Ginger Plants Can Be An Exotic Addition

Ginger plants Growing plants and vegetables is a great way to enhance your culinary skills but it is important to grow a wide range of products. After all, if you only grow a small number of plants or vegetables, you will need to buy a lot more products or have a very limited selection at the dinner table. This is why growing some exotic plants can add a nice touch to your meal and they do not get more exotic than ginger plants.

Ginger plants have developed a great reputation in recent years and there is no doubt that they are held in fine regard throughout the world. Many people will have first come across ginger plants as an ingredient in Asian food, where the plant is commonly used to add some life to a meal. Asian food is amongst the popular dishes and delicacies around the world so it makes sense that one of the prime ingredients involved will be so popular.

Ginger plants are not just popular in Asia though, they have also been used in the West of Africa and the Caribbean. In addition to their taste, ginger plants have been used in some medicinal products, bringing a wider range of benefits to people. This may not be the main reason why you look to grow ginger at home but it is good to know that there is some implied health benefit from growing this plant.

One of the most important things about ginger plants is that they require warm temperatures to be able to grow properly. This means that many people will not be able to grow the plants outside. However, with greenhouses and plant-pot options, there are many different ways that ginger can be grown successfully at home.

Ginger plants take around 9 to 10 months to go from planting to harvest so if you are looking to grow your own, be aware that it can take a long time. This is not a plant to grow if you need a quick return but a bit of patience can bring great rewards in the long run for any keen gardener.

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