Ginger is one of the most powerful and beneficial root plants you can buy, but what if you could have an endless supply grown right at home? Ginger can be expensive to purchase, and that’s why growing your own is highly recommended. Not only that, but growing your own ginger ensures that there are no pesticides or other harmful ingredients. Today we’ll show you how to grow ginger in pots and get a truly endless supply!
How to Grow Ginger in Pots or Containers
Step 1: Soak the Ginger
Most ginger roots that are sold in stores are coated with a growth inhibitor which prevent them from sprouting. To get rid of that, simply soak your ginger root in water for 24 hours.
Step 2: Look for Growth Buds
After having soaked them for 24 hours, take them out of the water and look for growth buds. The sprout will grow on the indentation of the surface of the root. If you ginger doesn’t have any buds, simply leave it near a windowsill until buds start sprouting. This may take a few days.
Step 3: Choose a Pot or Container
Ginger roots grow horizontally, so we suggest a wide container. Make sure the container is more wide than deep, and has good drainage. Now, fill that pot or container with good draining rich potting soil.
Step 4: Plant Your Ginger
Select some pieces of your ginger root that have “eyes” on them. Place the piece of ginger with the “eyes” facing up into the soil. Now cover it with an inch of soil.
Step 5: Care
In order for your ginger plant to grow, place the container in indirect sunlight. This is why ginger is perfect to grow indoors because it does not like wind or direct sun. Water regularly, making sure soil is always damp but never soggy.
Step 5: Harvest
Have some patience because it will take about 8 months for your ginger plant to fully grow, but you can still harvest the ginger rhizomes after about 3 months. At this point, you can separate the rhizomes by pulling off a section of the plant. You can also transplant easily by following the same steps as above.