Ginger Growing Guide

Ginger

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Deep, enriched, sandy loam

Position

Dappled shade

Frost tolerant

Tender, Does best in warm, humid climates.

Feeding

None generally needed

Companions

Crimson Clover, Peas, Coriander, Beans, Lemon grass and Chilli.

Spacing

Single Plants: 15cm (5") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 15cm (5") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant a fresh root from early to late spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Can be invasive if left unharvested

Harvesting

As soon as you see new shoots coming up to the side of the main plant, start harvesting young rhizomes. In autumn, dig up the whole pant, harvest the bulk of the rhizomes and save a few for replanting.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Ginger