How to Grow a Plant From Ginger Root

Ginger is a well-loved spice that is delicious in many recipes. Few spices can boast the same versatility as ginger; this tropical plant gives flavour to dishes from stir fries to cakes, and even pickled fish. Ginger is a hardy plant that will thrive in your garden if you live where there is no frost, or indoors if you live in a chillier climate. Ginger plants need very little care and will supply you with home-grown spice for your cooking. Planting a ginger rhizome, or "root," is an easy way to grow a ginger plant at home.

Select a healthy ginger root at the grocery store. It should be firm and not wrinkled, and should have two or more buds, or "eyes."

Fill the pot with potting soil, and plant the ginger root 2 to 4 inches under loose soil, with the buds facing up.

Keep the ginger in a warm area with indirect sunlight, and keep the soil moist.

Apply plant food every two to three weeks during the spring and summer.

Apply plant food every two to three weeks during the spring and summer.

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