Knowing How To Plant Ginger Reaps Rewards

How to plant gingerHaving spices at your disposal is a vital asset for any good chef and this is why many people are turning towards the idea of growing their own. This isn’t as outlandish as it seems and there is a great opportunity to save money as well as increasing the sense of achievement when you cook a great meal. This is why knowing how to plant ginger is something that more people need to know.

Ginger is not the easiest of plants to grow because it suits a temperature that is warmer than most people would be able to provide outside their home but there are options for growing ginger. It is perfectly acceptable to grow ginger indoors and there are many different pots or containers that can be used to grow ginger. This means there are different ways of knowing how to plant ginger so it is important to be sure of what method is right for you.

When it comes time to plant ginger, commonly in the springtime, be sure to leave enough space for each ginger in your ginger. At least one bud of the ginger should be planted to a depth level of about 7cm and if you are growing ginger in rows try and keep a good level of space between them. If you are limited for space, it is best to grow your ginger in a single row.

As well as knowing how to plant ginger, it can be helpful to know when to plant ginger. Given that ginger takes around 9 to 10 months to be ready for harvest, it is important to be in the process for the long haul. As this is just short of a year, it is not as if you can expect a quick return from your ginger growing activities but planning in advance can reap great rewards in the future.

There are not too many secrets involved with knowing how to plant ginger but preparation and ensuring the conditions are right will make all the difference. If you want to spice up your kitchen life, this is the plant to grow.

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  1. Lots of people kill ptlans with kindness; keeping the soil moist (rather than wet) is a good rule of thumb unless it’s something like bamboo. Don’t fertilize for the first 2 3 months, as most nurseries/suppliers pot their new ptlans in a soil/fertilizer mix. After that, I like to fertilize most ptlans each time I water with a quarter-strength soluble fertilizer. Light can be an issue for some ptlans. If you see leaves turning brown or getting VERY light green, they’re probably getting too much sun; if they lean toward the light, they probably need to be a bit closer. Very few ptlans can take direct sunlight, particularly from a west- or south- facing window. If you must use these windows, try putting a sheer curtain on the window to cut down on the intensity of the sun. Humidity is also a factor to be considered; if the tips of the leaves get brown, or if they wilt quickly, it may be too dry. To combat this (without using a humidifier), try setting the pot on a tray or saucer filled with pebbles, into which water has been poured so that the pebbles are just sticking out. As the water evaporates, the air immediately around the plant will be more humid. If you are having pest problems, a good drench will sometimes take care of things most nurseries can point you at a good all-round product (Safer Soap is a good one). These are all very general suggestions, obviously, but hopefully they’ll get you back on track with your ptlans. Good luck!

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