October 10, 2010

Growing Ginger Indoors



This grass looking plant is a ginger root growing 15 months in a low light window.



You can see the little buds of ginger ready to be harvested.



The large piece is what was initially planted. I replanted it.



The ginger tasted fabulous. This year I am growing 10x the amount in a very sunny window, I want lots of this homegrown ginger.

Also posted about ginger on this blog:
http://lifethroughthecracks.blogspot.com/2009/06/growing-ginger-root.html

11 comments:

  1. My wife, a huge ginger fan, thinks this is just great. We might have to try this. Did you plant store bought ginger?

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  2. Ooh that reminds me. I have some in a pot amongst mint on my bedroom ourtside window sill, which I should dig up and have a look at. It had a beautiful flower in early summer.

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  3. The ginger looks great! Did you just plant a piece from the grocery store?

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  4. Where did you get your ginger root stock? Aren't most of the store bought stuff erradiated to prevent growth? Looks like a great idea!

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  5. I have ginger growing in my yard but I admit I've never harvested and used it, just been enjoying the blooms! I have so much catching up to do with all your new posts! Glad to see you back again!

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  6. Yes the original ginger was from China and bought at a grocery store. I just bought 2 more pounds to plant here, $1.38 a pound. They already have little buds on them. It is not organic and maybe irradiated but over the years it will come clean and be sustainable.

    I got the idea from www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html

    Can't wait to see a ginger flower this year since I am going to give it all my resources this time, instead of leaving it in a corner to see what it will do.

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  7. Awesome! May have to give it a try.

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  8. Wild ginger grows here, but it is an endangered plant. Now if only I could get avocados to grow here! Thanks for the visit. Peace

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  9. ruth
    this is a new one on me!looks great!!!
    ps what comment was not posted on my blog...? I have not deleted any of yours..nor would I
    xxxx

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  10. What?? Why didn't I think of that?? I've been trying forever to find a microclimate on my property for ginger and I *almost* make it. But then a freak cold spell (which I should know we have one every few years) kills the ginger. I can't believe it didn't occur to me to just grow it in a pot! Thanks and now I must go plant some ginger. :)

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  11. This is the most viewed post on my blog. Ginger is very popular. Peace

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