How to Grow Endless Amounts of Ginger at Home




How to Grow Endless Amounts of Ginger at Home


Ginger is a spice rich in benefits for our health and with a particular flavor, which makes it excellent for enriching and flavoring many dishes. Ginger helps strengthen the immune system, has anti-inflammatory properties, supports digestion, relieves nausea and pain.


To grow ginger at home, you need to start with the seeds, which can be purchased in specialized stores. Alternatively, you can try to plant its root directly, but the result is not guaranteed because the product sold in the supermarket often adds additives that prevent it from budding. With organic ginger root, the results are safer.


Ginger takes around 10 months to be harvested. Keep the plant indoors during cold months. Ginger needs partial shade and suffers from excessive sun exposure.

Water the ginger frequently – make sure the soil is always moist but avoid creating puddles. It can be very helpful to spray water directly on the plant.


Before planting, soak the ginger root in warm water and leave it overnight. Fill a pot with soil, then insert the ginger root with the eye facing up, about 4-5 centimeters from the surface.


After 3-4 months you can start harvesting ginger. Cut the amount of ginger you need from the outermost corners, then return them to the potting soil.