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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine.

It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is in the family Zingiberaceae, to which also belong turmeric (Curcuma longa), cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum), and galangal. Ginger originated in the lush tropical jungles in Southern Asia. Although ginger no longer grows wild, it is thought to have originated on the Indian subcontinent.

If you are looking for an ideal grow that you can grow inside your home, then you must take organic ginger into consideration. This herb doesn’t need special care, it’s fond of moderate sunlight and you can take and use parts of this herb at any time while the rest of the herb keeps growing in the soil.

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In addition, ginger is tasty! Vegetable gardening brings many benefits and if you are involved in growing organic ginger, this type of gardening is even more useful.

It takes about ten months for ginger to become mature and it is worth mentioning that this plant has low resistance when it comes to frost.

In case you live in an area where the weather is very cold during the winter period, it is the best idea to grow ginger inside your home in a simple pot. You can leave the pot outside in the summer.

Ginger is an incredible plant that makes good progress in partial or even in full shade which means that it is perfect for cultivating in the home because most homes don’t have areas in their home that are exposed to sun all the time.

While the plant grows, you can cut small pieces of ginger root.

Only a small amount of ginger is enough for healthy cooking, preparing tea or for numerous natural remedies.

If you want to be sure that you are buying a healthy and organic ginger to plant, you should check the seed catalog or the local garden center.

Those who want to be sure that their plant will succeed should look for ginger seed that was meant to be cultivated. It is good to know that ginger is not easy to be found from local garden suppliers.

Ginger bought from the local grocery store can certainly be used to grow a plant, but the results are usually not that good.

The reason is simple – these stores usually use growth inhibitor (they spray it on the plant) in order to slow down the sprouting. These effects continue even when you plant ginger in a pot of soil.

In addition, ginger found in grocery stores can also contain fungicides and pesticides. The fact is that you never know what you will get when you buy grocery store ginger.

Step By Step !

1. To start with, soak the ginger root overnight in warm water to get it ready for planting.

2. Fill your pot with very rich but well draining potting soil.

3. Stick the ginger root with the eye bud pointing up in the soil and cover it with 1-2 inches of soil. Water it well.

4. Place the ginger in a spot that stays reasonably warm and doesn’t get too much bright sunlight.

5. Keep the soil moist, using a spray bottle to mist it, or water it lightly.

6. Ginger is a slow grower, after a few weeks you should see some shoots popping up out of the soil. Continue to water the plant regularly by misting it with a spray bottle and keep it warm

Be sure to pick the perfect pot!

Unlike most other houseplants, ginger loves shallow, wide pots. The roots grow horizontally so be sure the pot you choose will accommodate its growth.

Source: healthy-holistic-living.com

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant in the family Zingiberaceae whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Ginger is...