Growing Ginger Root


Ginger root is a popular ingredient in desserts, drinks and Asian cuisine. It is also used as a natural remedy for digestive problems. With so many uses, many people like to grow ginger in their home. Ginger root may be one of the easiest plants to grow because it doesn't need burying under soil and isn't very susceptible to pests. The flavor of ginger peaks at about 265 days, so to get the most out of your ginger root, start it inside before transplanting outside.

Step 1

Fill a pot about ¾ full with potting soil in early winter as the plant will be transplanted in late spring. The diameter of the pot must be twice as long as the width of the root. For example, if the root is 2 inches long, the diameter of the pot should be at least 4 inches.

Step 2

Lay the ginger root in the center of the pot on top of the soil. Add just enough water to dampen the soil.

Step 3

Place the pot in an area in your house away from direct sunlight. Partial shade is best when growing ginger root indoors.

Step 4

Water the soil daily so it stays moist and maintain your watering regimen until warmer spring months come around.

Step 5

Move the ginger root outdoors once the temperatures start to hit 70 degrees F. Simply place the ginger root on top of partially shaded soil. Water the soil daily.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot
  • Potting soil
  • Ginger root
  • Water


  • Ginger
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Kenneth Coppens is a part-time freelance writer and has been for one year. He currently writes for Demand Studios, eHow, Associated Content and is the Indianapolis Craft Beer Expert for Examiner.