How to grow ginger

March 27, 2012

If you like cooking Asian food you should learn how to grow ginger because it is an ingredient which is required in most dishes. It is very easy to grow ginger, all you have to do is buy a ginger root from the store and plant it in a pot. This is the beauty of it, you can plant it in the comfort of your home.  You can also plant it in the garden if you want to. Here we are going to teach you how to grow ginger in a pot and how you can transfer it in your garden.

Planting ginger indoors

  • The first thing you have to do is go to your local store or supermarket and buy a piece of ginger.
  • After you get it slice a piece of ginger of about 2 inches and get some toothpicks. Take the toothpicks and stick them in the slice of ginger on both sides to that the slice stays horizontal in a water glass.
  • Fill the water glass with the ginger in it with water, the water should cover the slice.
  • Leave the ginger slice in the water until you see roots growing. You can take it out of the glass after the roots have reached an inch.
  • Place the ginger in a pot where you have moist soil and cover the slice.
  • Place the pot in a sunny area and water it regularly.
  • When the ginger starts to sprout move the pot out of the sunlight.

Moving the plant from the pot to the garden

  • Plant the ginger root in a pot and cover it with a plastic bag.
  • The moment you see the ginger root sprout remove the plastic bag and go to your garden.
  • Plant the root in the ground just after the first frost and let it grow.
  • Make sure that you water the plant on a regular basis but do not overdo it.
  • The place where you plant you ginger should not be in direct light.


So, this is how to grow ginger in a pot or in your garden. As you can see it is very easy and you do not have to do a lot of things to grow it except watering it. Ginger is healthy and tastes good in food. If you like Asian food you know what we are talking about. Grow your own ginger and you will save money and time.

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