It seems that I am on a growing from scratch kick today. This time it is a short tutorial on growing ginger. If you’re looking for an easy plant to grow indoors Ginger is the one for you.
Growing Ginger is a fun DIY gardening project for the kids.
- Soak the Ginger root overnight in warm water to get it ready for planting.
- Take a chunk of Ginger from your kitchen scraps and place it into some organic potting soil. Make sure the newest buds are facing up. It is best to use organic ginger from the store or farmer’s market. Some of the ginger sold in the stores is treated not to sprout.
- Place the pot in filtered light, but not in direct sunlight. (This makes it great for growing indoors, so the kids can be see it growing nearby.) Unlike the other plants we’ve talked about so far Ginger enjoys filtered light.
- Soon enough you will begin to see new growth sprouting up. This means the roots are starting to form under the soil.
- After the plant gets used to its new home you will be ready to harvest the plant again for another one.
- Pull the entire plant out of the soil and cut off a the pieces you need, and just replant it like you did initially.
- As an added bonus for you Ginger makes a great house-plant.
- If you have it in a pot outside, and live outside of the warmest zones, be sure to bring it indoors before the frost hits.
There are lots of other foods that will re-grow into more food for free. I’ve written a whole article on this topic. To read about other foods that will re-grow from kitchen scraps, see this post.
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