Re: Growing Ginger
Originally Posted by Mups
Has anyone ever tried this? I fancy having a go.
From what I understand, you plant the ginger pieces just under the soil surface, rather like Dahlia tubers, in a seed/cutting compost mixed with some perlite.
Look for the 'eyes' - rather like seed potatoes have.
Most of the Ginger we buy in Supermarkets is treated with a chemical to stop it 'sprouting' and prolong shelf life, so this is unlikely to be any good for growing from, as it will probably not make any shoots.
I have got to locate some Organic Ginger which will be untreated.
The 'Rhizomes' which grow look quite a lot like Iris rhizomes as they spread and grow.
I like experimenting with different plants, so looking forward to trying this when the weather warms up a bit more.
I have grown it but it is a bit of weed if you are not careful - it can get away from you and spread where you don't want it.
I just used ginger from the supermarket, you can always find some with 'buds' - it sprouted well. Once it starts sprouting just divide up the clumps. Easy as...
There are ornamental varieties of ginger which are grown for their flower (though to be honest I don't think the flowers of the two varieties are much different just big yellow fllowers)
There is still some growing in a passageway at the side of my house