How to grow ginger in the apartment

If you crave flavors from the tropics, and live in an apartment, there is a way to produce young ginger in a pot. In addition to the fact that you can use the root of this plant for tea or making soup, its leaves can bring freshness to the room where you live. Although most stores have partially dried and old root of the plant, it can be consumed while it is still young.

Choose a good ginger

Buy the ginger that is thumb size, but make sure there is a few protrusions on itself. These are actually ginger buds. The bark on the buds should to be thinner and brighter.

Like potatoes, and ginger is chemically treated to prevent germination while it’s still in the supermarket, which means that even when you buy it, he will not germinate. That’s why it’s best choose ginger that is produced organically.

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Grow ginger successfully

Ginger needs it to start growing for a while. In order to accelerate its growth, it is best plant with a glass lid, and the bottom of the pot should contains holes through which it will drip excess water.

Put it on the bottom 2.5-5 inches of soil layer for planting, and over the seeds add about 1.5 inches of layer. Good water, put the lid on, but don’t prevent air supply to the plant.

Maintain soil temperature on the eye 21 degrees Celsius, but so to be moist to the touch, and water only when the soil is completely dry. After that, the ginger will germinate between 6 and 8 weeks.

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Nurture your ginger properly

Ginger needs it plenty of nutrients and water, but even more space for growth. To produce it, you should to select a container with good drainage, fertile land and that ginger put the size of a thumb in the ground, but so that the top with buds protruding from the ground.

When ginger grows out of the ground, its shoots turn green. To ensure rapid growth, water it and feed it regularly.

Harvest healthy and tasty ginger

Get it plant under the leaves at the site of where it merges with the earth and rip it out together with the root. Break off part of the root which you need, a return the rest to the pot. Cover it soil or compost, water well and in a few days the plant will recover.

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