We are all familiar with the amazing taste and the remarkable health benefits of Ginger, one of the healthiest plants on Earth. Its roots can be used as spice, for culinary purposes, for herbal mixtures, smoothies, etc. Therefore, this article is not about to present its health benefits, but rather present a way to grow ginger indoors without any difficulties. Keep reading to learn more about the easiest way to grow an endless supply of ginger indoors!
First and foremost, you need to get ginger root. It is recommended to purchase it from seed catalogue or garden center because even though it can be bought from the grocery store, the results will be with lower quality. In addition, it is recommended to soak the ginger in water and let it soaked during the night in order to get rid of the pesticides.
- Avoid old and withered roots
- Get a root with several sprouts
- Get plump root with tight skin
- Opt for wide and shallow pots because the plant itself grows horizontally
- Cut off the sprouts and re-plant them in another pot
- As mentioned above, you need to soak the root in lukewarm water and let it soaked overnight. This will eliminate the pesticides and other toxic chemicals.
- Get a rich drainable soil.
- Put the ginger in the pot with its eyes bud pointed out. Then, cover the root with about 1-2 inches of the soil and pour some water over.
- Place the pot on a warm place but not too exposed to sun
- Keep the soil properly moisturized by using a spray bottle
- Within few weeks the first sprouts will appear. You should keep watering the plant regularly.
The first roots can be harvested after three to four months. By pulling the soil at the edges aside you will be able to notice some roots underneath. Cut off the sprouts and put the soil back.
Needless to say, the plant will not stop producing ginger if you take care of it constantly. In order to have a larger harvest, uproot the whole plant and plant more rhizomes.
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