Ginger root is worldwide used in the cuisine for its flavor and aroma. Moreover, this plant is known for its medicinal properties, having antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties.
Ginger, a plant so appreciated around the world, can be easily grown in pots. Here’s how to do it.
– fresh ginger root (you find it in supermarkets)
Ginger roots, such as potatoes, can germinate. All you have to do is sinking the ginger root in a bowl with warm water for at least three hours.
Meanwhile, fill a pot with topsoil. Make sure you choose a soil that doesn’t retain too much water.
Put the ginger root in the ground and cover it with soil. If the ginger root is already germinated, place it with its sprout up.
You should know that ginger grows pretty hard, so you must have patience. It can take up to several weeks until germination, but with special care you can enjoy a beautiful plant in a few months.
Placing the pot
Positioning the pot is very important for your ginger plant. You should keep in mind that ginger should be kept in a warm place, even in winter. At the same time, make sure the plant is not placed in direct sunlight, but still gets enough natural light.
Ginger needs a constantly moist soil but not overly soaked. Make sure you pour a drop of water every day. In summer you may water it twice a day.
In order to avoid excess watering, use a spray bottle. Spray water on its leaves too, not only on its root, because ginger loves high humidity.
In order to stimulate its growth and getting a bushy plant, add a seaweed-based natural fertilizer every two to three months.
The best part of growing ginger is that you can enjoy its flavor and aroma in your food. When the plant has already four months, you can begin to cut small pieces of root. Carefully remove some of the soil to reach the roots and cut as much as you need.