Tripboba.com - Ginger is one of the healthiest spices that has so many benefits. This flowering plant is originated in Southeast Asia. The edible part of the Ginger plant is the root (stem that grows underground). Ginger tastes a little spicy but also gives a refreshing feeling.
It’s often used in cooking recipes from around the world. There are many forms of ginger, including fresh, dried, oil, juice, and powder. Besides cooking, ginger is also often used for traditional medicine because its contents, including gingerol that has powerful inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
This spice is known as the traditional medicine to cure flu, colds, digestion, reduce nausea, and many more. Ginger can be bought in grocery stores. And if you’re lucky, you might also be able to find fresh ginger there. From the fresh ginger that you bought at the grocery store, you can grow them again and have your own ginger supply at home.
Suddenly you got a cold and want to have a warm drink? Try ginger tea to fight the cold. It is quite easy and quick to make at home. But, what if you got no ginger on the kitchen counter? It must be nice if you have a living ginger plant at home, so you can use it every time you need them.
You can also quickly harvesting the ginger when you are about to cook something. If you’ve never grown ginger before, these tips by Tripboba on how to grow ginger are a great start to grow your own ginger. Keep reading to learn how to grow ginger by yourself!
How to Grow Ginger at Home
If you like to have Asian Cuisines, then you must be familiar with this Asian herb called Ginger. Yes, these spices that originally come from Southeast Asia are used in many Asian dishes. Instead of buying at the market, what if we grow our own ginger at home? It is convenient and environmentally friendly.
Typically, ginger lives in tropical areas such as Florida, Hawaii, Southern Texas, Louisiana, and more. But, don't you worry, you can also grow them if you are living in the cold temperature region. Here are the tips and tricks in How to Grow Ginger at home.
Step 1. Firstly, you need to prepare the ginger root. You can use the ginger that you previously bought at the market or you can buy the ginger seed from an online retailer. Pick ginger with 4 to 6 inches long sized to grow. Cut around 1 or 2 inches long and let them dry for about 24 to 28 hours before planting.
Step 2. Find a good location to grow your ginger. A place with abundant sunlight with well-draining soil for planting is really good for the ginger to grow.
Step 3. Plant the ginger that you have prepared. Planting them in rich soil is enough to let them grow.
Step 4. Water the ginger after planting. After a week, leaves will be sprouting means that your ginger planting hits big success.
How to Grow Ginger Plant at Home
If you don’t have an outdoor garden, you can still grow some ginger indoor. Below are the steps that you can follow on how to grow ginger at home.
Step 1. Choose a ginger root that is in good condition. The ginger root must be plump, firm, and has tight skin.
Step 2. Cut the ginger roots into pieces and make sure each piece has at least one eye bud.
Step 3. After that, soak the cut ginger roots in warm water overnight.
Step 4. Prepare a wide plant pot and fill it with potting soil.
Step 5. Plant the ginger root in the soil with the growth bud facing upwards. Then, add about 1 to 2 inches of soil on top of the bud and water the bud lightly.
Step 6. Place the pot in a bright spot without indirect sunlight.
Step 7. Water the ginger root to keep the soil moist. But make sure not to overwater or the root will rot. After about 2 to 3 weeks, you will see some shoots starting to grow.