Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 2-4 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 2-4 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Year to Bear:
- Can Fruit the 1st year!
- Botanical Name:
- Zingiber officinale
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Lush Greenery & Edible Goodness
Few plants are as healthful as the spice Ginger.
What is commonly called the Ginger Root is actually the rhizome that grows below ground between the bamboo-like greenery and the actual root of the ginger.
Call it what you will...the Ginger Root (or Rhizome) is unmatched in the nutritional and culinary worlds.
It can be added to sauces, soups, or stir-fried, pickled, caramelized, candied, and made into tea. No matter how you slice it - Spice Ginger is an amazing plant that no home or gardener should be without.
Plant your spice Ginger in early spring, keeping it moist and shaded. When the foliage dies back in late fall...the treasure below ground is ready to be harvested.
You can leave a few rhizomes in the ground or place them in a container to start next year's crop - they won't need to be watered until next spring. Use the rest of the harvested ginger for all of your culinary delights.
If you live in a climate where temperatures drop below 50°, plant your spice Ginger in a container and bring it inside during the colder weather. A 14 inch pot will hold 3-4 average size rhizomes and grow a plentiful supply of ginger.
If you are growing your ginger inside, remember that they love humidity and well drained soil. Place a stone-filled saucer below the container, and keep it filled with water; this will insure that the soil doesn't dry out.
You will make your indoor ginger plant especially happy by giving it a daily 'spritz' of water, to mimic the humid habitat of its native home.
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Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals
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Ginger Plant Pollination
Ginger Plants are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Ginger Plant will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
Not sure what I did wrong. The leaves died. Then the pot grew mushrooms in it. So i dug up the rhizone and put it outside. Mushrooms grew next to it in the ground too! So Ive dug it up again. And thr rhizome is now in my windowsill drying out. This time i cut it as some of the websites encourage. Im waiting for it to dry out. Then I'll try to plant it again. Its a brown color now. But the inside is still bright yellow. So hopefully it's ok. Ive contacted fgt right after the leaves died. They didnt have anymore at the time. But gave me a store credit. I just dont want to toss this one if it can survive. Plus they didnt have anymore at the time. Maybe i sowed it too deep?
I can't wait to harvest the ginger...we planted this one in morning sun and it likes moist soil too
I'm just getting ready...already...for harvest! so easy. in winter ..it grew in the house and once it was above 55蝪 out it went crazy big outside....it's past 4' tall and starting to bend over. So I know that it is harvest time! so excited! and....the new ones just coming up can be replanted for another harvest later. VERY HAPPY!
arrived healthy and overall seems to be doing fine
Initially I was concerned because of several brown edges on leaves. However severlk new sprouts are starting to appear and the plant is healthy in its pot
Planting & Care
Ginger is a widely used herb harvested from the roots of the plant for not only cooking methods, but also teas and multiple medicinal uses. It's a powerful anti-inflammatory herb and used for a multitude of ailments such as fevers, arthritis, blood pressure and recently has been found to have cancer suppressing/fighting abilities. Fresh ginger's light spiciness, tangy freshness, warmth and mellow sweetness will compliment a wide range of fusion cuisine and work in conjunction with many other flavors.
Choosing a location: Ginger is actually a tropical plant and cannot tolerate cold or frosts. Be sure to get your ginger planted after the last spring frost. If you live in a more tropical climate, start at the beginning of the wet season. You can also get a jump start on the season by potting the ginger indoors while the weather is still on the cooler side. Ginger has the best success if grown when the temperature is around 77 degrees and a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5.
1) Cut your rhizome(s) similar to potatoes in 1 to 2 inch pieces. Be sure that at least one eye or bud is included. Leave the pieces in a dry spot for a few days. This will allow them to heal/callus over which will reduce the risk of infection.
2) Select a spot where the ginger will receive full or partial shade and little to no direct sun. Mix some garden soil with an equal ratio of well rotted compost for a good high quality growing environment.
3) Plant your growing tips with the eye(s) facing upwards and then cover with about one inch of soil. Eyes (or growth buds) are the little horn-like ends to the root.
4) Space your tips in a row and 15 inches apart from one another.
*Tip: Potted ginger is planted the same as in ground but can be easily moved indoors if the temperatures fluctuate frequently. Be sure your pot is at least 12 inches deep.
Watering: Ginger does need a lot of moisture while actively growing but will not survive in standing water. Water sparingly until the top growth develops. Keep the soil damp up to the last 1-2 months and then stop to create a dry season. This combined with the day's length will encourage the proper rhizome formation. Stems of the ginger will turn yellow in late summer or early fall, this is a good indicator to stop watering.
If growing your ginger in the ground be sure to mulch it thickly to help keep the ground moist. Mulching will help to feed the ginger as it breaks down and will keep competing weeds away.
Fertilizing: Providing the ginger is being grown in a rich, good soil there should not be a need to fertilize. If your soil is lacking in nutrients or you receive heavy rainfall then you will need to feed it regularly. Work some organic, slow release fertilizer into the soil when you plant then you can switch to a fish fertilizer or seaweed extract.
Harvesting: Ginger will have a much stronger flavor when allowed to develop in the ground. Roughly about eight months after planting and when the stems die back, dig up the rhizome. Leave some of the eyes behind so you do not kill the plant and keep replanting for more ginger! Plant the new fingers or wash and store them to be used at a later time for cooking.
*Rhizomes that have been left in the ground or re-planted will not require any attention or water until the weather warms up again.
Storing: Freezing your harvested rhizomes is typically the best way to keep the ginger fresh and available for year round use. Take out the ginger and grate what you need from it and return it to the freezer again.
When using ginger that has been stored for a long period of time be sure to check it for bud scales that turn purple. Remove these hardened scales before candying, pickling or fresh recipe use.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 4-7 days from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|