How to Grow:
Ginger is planted 1 inch into the soil, 1 per square foot, in the full sun to part sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water your ginger weekly. Make sure that your soil drains well.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these.
Ginger is a great companion plant because it helps to repel pests with its strong odor!
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for ginger:
Ginger is ready to harvest within approximately 10 months. Harvest your ginger in the spring or summer of the year following planting. You will notice the leaves begin to turn yellow which will signify that it is ready to harvest. Simply pull the ginger plant directly from the soil. Break the foliage off from the ginger root and bring root inside. You can break a small (1-2 inch) section to replant to grow more again if desired.
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