If you read any health or cooking magazine, you have read
how healthy Ginger is and how everyone should be using it. At Arizona Pottery we think you should grow
your own in decorative flowerpots and garden containers. Itís easy and fun to do, so here are some
With your life so busy, you may ask ďWhy would I want to grow
my own Ginger?Ē Well, by potting up your
own you are sure there are no pesticides or other harmful ingredients added to
the potting soil or water. And, it saves
money. If you start using more ginger
then you can save some real money by growing your own in flowerpots.
First thing is to select a garden container or planter to
use for potting. Since Ginger grows
horizonally we suggest a wide pot. Garden
Bowls or wok styles are perfect. Just
make sure the planter is wider then deeper and has good drainage. Use rich potting mix that allows good
drainage. This is not the time for heavy soil that will cause root rot.
Next go to the store and find ginger pieces that have new
growth buds on them if possible. This
little bud will grow between the large arms.
If there arenít any then buy what the store offers anyway. Once you get it home, soak in water for 24
hrs to remove growth inhibitor, and dirt.
If no buds on the ginger, place in a window until buds start
sprouting. Could take a couple of
days. Then place the piece of ginger in
potting soil and cover with an inch of soil.
You donít need to pack it all the way to the top of the planter. Leave some room for watering.
Place the garden container in indirect sunlight indoors
because it doesnít like wind or direct sun.
Water regularly, making sure soil is damp but never soggy. It takes months to grow so be patient. It ranges from 3 to 8 months where you can
start to pull of sections of the plant to use.
And if you want you can even transplant them into other garden planters
and give as gifts, to neighbors or co-workers.
Ginger is so healthy.
Just google it and you will be amazed at the healing properties. Use in smoothies, tea, oatmeal and on most
food where it adds a delightful taste.
Ginger can be grated, sauteed, sliced, julienned and used on most all