Ginger is the perfect herb to grow indoors. It’s very low-maintenance, loves partial sunlight, and you can use parts of it at a time, leaving the rest in the soil to continue growing. Besides, it’s delicious! Really, what’s not to love about growing ginger inside?
Ginger takes 10 months to mature and it doesn’t tolerate frost. If you live in a place where it gets chilly in the winter, you’d be better off growing ginger in a pot indoors and bringing it outside in the summertime.
Ginger is one of those miraculous plants that grows well in partial to full shade, which makes it ideal for growing in your home, where most people don’t have full sun pouring on their windows all day long.
Little bits of the ginger root can be removed while it continues to grow. A little bit of ginger goes a long way, so these pieces can be used for cooking, brewing tea or for herbal remedies.
How to plant ginger
The only material that you’ll need is pot with soil and bought ginger root, which in its shape resembles a human hand. It is best to choose a “hand” with more “fingers”. To get as many fruits, it is necessary to break out the ginger “fingers” into several parts.
It is best to plant the ginger as houseplants in early fall, and when spring comes, when possible to move it in the garden. When moving the plant from pots in garden, it is necessary to choose a place with loose soil and to water it regularly. You don’t need to worry about pests and some problems which can attack the plant.
Keep soil soggy, yet not over-absorbed, and temperatures of no less than 75 degrees. In the first year, they ought to achieve a full size of 2 to 4 feet high.
When the plants are becoming admirably, rhizomes may be harvested as required. A bit of the root may be cut and the remaining portion put back to the soil to proceed with the development.