How to grow ginger indoors
Because this plant needs just a low amount of sunlight, you can use some of the parts to continue growing in the soil while using the others makes it the greatest plant to cultivate at your home. Ginger roots are mostly used for tea, cooking and herbal mixtures.
It takes 10 months for the ginger to become ripe enough for usage. This plant doesn’t stand chilly weather, so you should keep it indoors until outside is warm enough.
You should purchase the ginger from seed catalogs or garden centers, or you can find it at the local garden suppliers. The ginger taken from a grocery store can be used for planting, but you should know that the results would be much lesser, because of the inhibitor that is usually used on the ginger to stop it from sprouting, which unluckily lasts even after you plant the ginger. If you buy it from the grocery stores, you should soak the ginger in water overnight if you want to get rid of any pesticides that the plant may have.
Useful tips for growing ginger inside
The ginger root for planting should be plump with tight skin, not withered and old. The best thing is if it already has few sprouts, the greener the better. Each of them could be cut off and then planted in a separate pot. The ginger grows horizontally, so you should pick wide and shallow pots.
Growing ginger indoors step by step
- Soak the ginger overnight in warm water in order to remove any toxic chemicals.
- Fill the container with rich drainable soil.
- Put the ginger root in the soil with its eye bud pointed up, then cover it with 1 to 2 inches of soil and water it very well.
- Put the pot with the ginger in a place that is not too sunny, but warm.
- Maintain soil moisture by light watering or with a spray bottle.
- After a few weeks you have to see some sprouts out of the soil. Continue with the regular moisturizing and watering.
After 3 to 4 months after planting, you can harvest the first pieces of ginger. You should pull some of the soil at the edges, so you can find some rhizomes underneath. Then, cut the desired amount of a sprout at the edges of the container and then return the soil afterward.
If you are taking good care for the plant, it will never stop with the production of the roots and you can be able to harvest it like this continuously. If you need a bigger harvest, you should uproot the plant and plant some rhizomes to start again.