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How To Grow Ginger In Cold Climate

by Idris Ya'u
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Ginger is a tropical plant and as such loves the heat and the full sun atmosphere. They are never to be left outside because they cannot withstand the cold temperature.

But its amazing to know it can also be grown during the winter and the cold as long as you can provide light and some level of humidity.

You can grow your edible gingers in a small flower pot with adequate watering and sun exposure.

Ginger generally loves the outside in the late springs or early summers. To plant them in the cold days, get a fleshy rhizome from the market. Plant them in a container of some rich potting mixes.

Do the rest of the things outline above and the things that would be outlined hereunder and you will have your garden thriving even in the most awkward weather ever! Here’s how to:

Go to The Market And Get A Grocery Store Ginger Rhizome

A pump ginger Rhizome is usually the best. When making your selection, look out for firmer ones. Look closely and find ones that has an eyes with greenish colors so you don’t have to wait for long before it sprouts.

Time To Cut The Rhizomes

Get a clean knife from the kitchen and begin to cut the Rhizomes into pieces letting each have 2 or 3 buds on it. Make it 2-3 inches long.

Leave Ginger Rhizomes In Water Overnight

After cutting the Rhizomes in pieces, soak it overnight in warm water. This will help the Rhizomes to get enough water that will enable it to grow really well.

Buy Or Make A Rich Compost Or Potting Soil

Get a good potting soil and mix with compost, Peat Moss or perlite. Get a flower pot and fill it up with the mixture and the water to moisten the soil.

Planting Time

Carefully place the Rhizome in the mix in the pot. Rhizomes don’t go too deep into the pot so.dont bother digging a huge hole for it.

Position Strategically For Sunlight exposure

Find a good spot inside the house where the Rhizome can receive sunlight or at least a bright filtered light. Gingers as you know needs a lot of sunlight to sprout.

Watering And Draining

The soil is best soaked in water before planting but once dry fill the top with water but don’t allow it dry out. Make room for proper drainage so the roots don’t drench in too much Water.


Although compost soil is the best for your ginger, you will also need to fertilize the soil once in a while at least once a week. It helps keep the soil rich. Fertilize when you must have watered.

Keep It From Rotting

Water when the surface looks dry. Don’t give too much water so it doesn’t drench down the roots. Only give it.more water when the stems fully develope to avoid rot.

Harvesting Your Ginger

In about eight to ten months, your ginger should be ready and you can start taking little bits of Rhizomes from the plant. Snap out some pieces carefully from the clump side.

From April to December is enough time for your harvest to mature. Tip it all out until you have everything in your harvest basket.

Here are a few gingers that can survive outside during the winters:

Canada Wild ginger known as Canada Snakeroot is from North America and tastes like Asian ginger. It has a brown colored and beautiful heart shaped leaves.

Japanese ginger called white arrow from East Asia

It’s very Hardy and strong. The good thing is that it.has edible flowers plus the Rhizomes.

It has a length of 80cm high and can thrive anywhere. Loves partly shade, rich soil and water.

Finally, it’s possible to plant your Ginger in the summer and bring them inside once it’s winter time. Note that when planting, get a glove, safety glass and dust mask to protect yourself from harm.

You may need compost, knife, fertilizer, bowl , pot and perlite as equipments. Be careful to keep fertilizers out grpm children’s eyes. Start planting your gingers in the Winter time using the tips we have above for you.

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