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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:46 pm    Post subject: growing ginger Reply with quote

I looking to grow ginger can any one give me tips and ideas on how to do it please
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginger - grow it
http://www.plantcultures.org/plants/ginger_grow_it.html

"Growing ginger

Inspired by Raymond Blanc's Tai kitchen garden, I am going to try growing Ginger for next year. Using supermarket bought ginger, now is the time to buy and begin planting. Ginger loves sunlight and warmth, at this time of year we are in the deep winter in the UK and both of these requirements are very limited. As such you need to start it off in doors, keeping it moist and warm.

Most of the guides you read about Ginger say opt for bud shaped growths to start from. If you look at your shop bought ginger these are easy to spot, short growths from the main tubers. You need cut a good piece from the ginger from this growth, you can then plant on. Use a well draining compost mix, John Inne's Number 1 with a handful of loam (if you can source it) or vermiculite for added drainage is a good choice.

Add water to make the compost moist and then cover with a plastic bag and put on a sunny windowsill. When shoots appear you can remove the plastic bag, keep moist and warm however. Its said that even the summer in the UK won't afford enough warmth to grow Ginger, as such you should grow Ginger on in a pot and keep under glass. Summer can then afford it enough light and warmth for you to enjoy a crop in Autum (when the foliage dies back)."
http://gardenfan.blogspot.com/2005/12/projects-for-next-year.html

Growing spices - Ginger
http://www.danthegardener.co.uk/ginger.htm
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