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How to grow Ginger

How to grow Ginger

Ginger is one of the oldest and most popular medicinal plants but it is also fantastic for cooking and is used frequently in Asian cuisine. It is a robust perennial herb. The rhizome  is the most useful part of the Ginger plant.

Ginger Habitat

Cultivation began in South Asia and has since spread around the word, including northern regions of New Zealand's North Island. Ginger can also be grown in pots indoors in colder areas.

Ginger Cultivation and Harvest

  • Ginger can grow up to 1 metre tall.
  • While it is quite a leafy plant It  will produce clusters of white and pink flower buds that bloom into yellow flowers.
  • Ginger requires shelter, filtered sunlight, warm climates, humidity and rich moist soil with good drainage.
  • You can plant ginger rhizomes in order to grow a plant, maturity is generally in a years time.
  • The best time to start growing your ginger is in spring.
  • Select pieces with developing growth buds. Providing the ground is warm and moist you can plant them directly into the soil.
  • Harvest your ginger when the leaves have started to die down.
  • Select some good rhizomes that have growing buds to replant to start the process again. The other older parts of the rhizomes can be used for cooking!

How to use Ginger

Ginger is well known for its medical uses. Famous particularly for its effect on respiratory ailments, sinus congestion, kidney problems and other aches and pains. A popular tea is  often made in China where ginger is steeped in boiling water (sometimes honey is added to sweeten). It also popular in stir frys.

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