Ginger is a tropical plant that looks like a stunted little corn plant. It generally will not tolerate temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Edible ginger cultivation follows more or less the same rules as container citrus cultivation in the northern areas. Ginger can even be grown in Iceland if a sunny window in a warm house is available. The ginger that one buys at the supermarket is usually fine for planting material. If the rhizomes aren’t damaged, they’ll likely sprout once placed in a pot of soil.
Size: 2 to 4 feet tall
Sunlight requirements: Shady environment away from direct sunlight
Water requirements: Regular and frequent watering; Indoor specimens should be regularly misted
Soil requirements: Rich, well-drained soil
When to plant: Spring
Where to plant: In a pot filled with rich potting mixture
When to harvest: After three to four months
Product storage: In dry cupboard or refrigerator
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