How to grow an endless supply of ginger indoors.
Did you know how easy it is to grow ginger indoors? It demands partial sunlight, it’s very low – maintenance, and you can use parts of it at a time, leaving the rest in the soil to continue growing. Another great thing is that it’s very delicious!
Ginger takes 10 months to mature and it doesn’t take frost. If you live in a place where it gets chilly in the winter, you’d be better off growing ginger in a pot indoors and bringing it outside in the summertime.
Ginger is useful for strengthening the immune system and is very effective in combating viral infections.
But at the same time, the ginger is quite expensive pleasure. Do not waste money in the purchase, but try to raise him at home.
That way you can always enjoy the fresh root of these magical plants.
Ginger grows very well in home conditions. It is important to know that this plant vegetation period lasts from 8 to 10 months. Ginger root is planted in February and March.
If you can not imagine your life without ginger, try to grow it on the window. You will save a lot of money and you will always have fresh roots.
How to grow ginger at home:
- Prior to planting, the roots need to be placed in a mild solution of water and permanganate (potassium permanganate, which can be bought in any pharmacy) and leave it to stand for several hours.
- Then put it in a plastic bag, until the root buds do not appear.
- Then divide the root in several parts where each part must have at least one bud developed.
- Plant the root in a shallow but wide pots with soil, the combination of humus, soil and sand should be in the ratio 1: 1: 1/2
First shoots should appear within 1 to 2 months. In good conditions it shoots may reach a height of one meter.
In the fall, when the shoots die off, remove the root, clean it from the ground and keep it in a dry place.
Use one part for food or medical treatment and the second part save for next season, so you can repeat the process. Keep fresh ginger root in the bottom shelf of the refrigerator a month, and dried (powdered) about 4 months.