Will this work? I'm in zone 7, e.TN. If I bought some ginger root at
the grocery, how could I grow this in my shade garden? I was thinking
about taking a 2" piece, coat it with rooting hormone powder, and
putting it into moist vermiculite. Has anyone tried this? Will this
work? I see lots of wild ginger in the parks, but it is illegal to
dig up plant material there.
You should be able to grow ornamental ginger (not the same as the
ginger from the grocery store), which you should be able to get from a
I've been growing ornamental ginger in my yard in zone 7, I just mulch
it heavily and grow it in a protected spot, and it comes back each
In addition to what Paul said, some store ginger has been treated so
that it doesn't sprout. The ginger sold as food isn't very attractive
when in growth anyway, better to get an ornamental.
some good info at:
yes, it will work, but the one I grew got too big for the area in th
solarium. if you break a piece off be sure to let the broken end cure
before planting it as it will brobably rot if not cured. I just used
some potting soil in a big pot and it grew long stems with fine long
frond type leaves simular to palm fronds. i did use Super Trove as a
Thanks Lee. I've been looking for ginger for some time now in
nuseries and at an herb farm without luck, so I'm ready to try this.
Anyone know the location/climate the store-bought ginger is grown? We
have a lot of shady acidic soil conditions on a slope and need some
plant cover there. (Already have pachysandra, variuous ferns, and
some wild honey suckle).
On 10 Apr 2005 20:21:01 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Store-bought ginger will sprout and grow very easily. Look for pieces
on which little knobs are turning greenish -- that's where the leaves
sprout. Plant very shallowly in light potting soil. It's a rather
attractive plant with leaves like overgrown lily-of-the-valley. But
not for shade. That is, it *will* grow in partial shade, but I
understand it may actually bloom in full sun. It is a tropical, and
won't take a particle of frost, so grow in a pot and bring indoors, or
start new plants each spring.
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