Ginger plants are herbaceous perennials with stalks reaching 2 to 3 feet tall. Narrow, green leaves and yellow-green flowers grow in the spring. The flowers appear with purple tips and dense spikes. Ginger plants are tropical plants and thrive in temperate growing zones. Ginger is a commonly used spice. Fresh and dried ginger root is used to season food with a spicy heat. Ginger is used as a groundcover, fragrance and medicine.
Work a garden fork under the ginger plants to loosen the rhizomes. Lift the plants and separate the individual plants.
Remove grass, weeds and debris from the planting area located in partial or full shade. Loosen the soil to the depth of 8 inches with a shovel.
Break the soil up with a garden hoe. Rake the soil level and smooth. Spread 1 inch of sand over the soil and 2 inches of well-rotted manure. Work these amendments into the soil to the depth of 8 inches.
Dig a hole as deep and wide as the ginger roots with a hand trowel. Set the plant into the soil and firm the soil around the ginger plant.
Plant the other ginger plants 15 inches apart. Sprinkle the area with water until the soil is wet.