Ginger may already be your kitchen staple with its amazing flavor and versatility, but you may never have considered growing it yourself. Here’s helping you do just that and more. Keep reading to discover how to grow ginger yourself, and some quick and easy ways to put it to use as well.
How to Grow Ginger
Growing Ginger Yourself
If you’re not into gardening already, you may be a bit apprehensive or even confused about growing ginger yourself- but worry not- it is actually pretty easy. In fact, you can also grow it indoors if you don’t have a lot of garden space available.
Here’s how to grow ginger:
You will need:
● A living ginger root.
● A shallow, wide plant pot.
● Well draining potting soil.
Start off by soaking the ginger root in some warm water overnight. This sort of prepares the ginger and makes it ready for planting.
Next, fill the pot with the soil and place the root of the ginger on it such that its eye bud pops up. Now cover it with more 1-2 inches of soil and water the pot lightly. Place this pot in an area that is relatively warm and has a lot of shade and not too much exposure to sunlight. Make sure you keep the soil moist at all time, but be careful not to over water it.
The thing about growing ginger is that you need to be patient with it- it takes time to grow. Typically, 2-3 weeks after you plant the ginger root, you should start to see the shoots come up, but its not time for the harvest yet.
You can begin harvesting small pieces of ginger a few months after your initial planting stage.
The best way to harvest it is to move the soil from the center of the pot to the edges and unearth the ginger root that has now grown, and then cut the desired amount of root. After that’s done, you can now move the soil back towards the middle and allow it to grow back again.
Ginger is an extremely versatile kitchen ingredient, and you can use it for a lot of things once you’ve made your harvest.
- Add it to your meat marinades to spice things up and give your food a healthy kick.
- Grate a bit of it over your glass of lemonade to give it that earthy taste and boost digestive health at the same time.
- Add a few slices of it to your cup of tea every morning to give it a nice flavor and kick start your morning.
- Anshu Bhojnagarwala of First Time Mommy shared an easy ginger pickle recipe that I’m going to try out soon.
Ginger, with its antioxidants, can make for an excellent addition to your everyday meals, and is also used as a natural remedy for several health disorders ranging from nausea and morning sickness to digestive problems and even arthritis.
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