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Ginger can be used in so many ways in the kitchen & is an essential ingredient in Asian cooking– in stir-fry’s, curries, even added to a cup of tea to give it a zing!  This tropical plant can be grown as an herbaceous perennial in temperate zones.  It’s easy to be self sufficient by growing your own ginger. 


How to grow ginger in a garden

  1. Choose a sheltered spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Cut the ginger by ‘eyes’ with a sharp knife, make sure the pieces are at least 3 cm wide. 
  3. Leave the piece to cure for a few days.
  4. Plant the pieces out in 20 cm intervals, 5-10 cm deep. Water lightly and check daily to make sure soil doesn’t dry out.  Once sprouts appear, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  5. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.    
     
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How to grow ginger in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in sheltered spot. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
  2. Cut the ginger with a sharp knife, ensuring ‘bud eyes’ are included in pieces at least 3 cm wide.
  3. Leave the pieces to cure for a few days.
  4. Plant one piece per pot, 5-10 cm deep. Water lightly and check daily to make sure soil doesn’t dry out.  Once sprouting, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food.
  5. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.    

Growing tips

  • Digging roots out annually and replanting will enhance harvest.
  • Mulch the soil well to retain soil moisture.
  • Stop watering once the green stems die down, let the soil dry out before harvesting.
  • Bring potted ginger indoor in winter, as it is not frost tolerant.

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