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Step-By-Step Instructions To Plant And Grow Ginger In Pots

The ginger root is used worldwide in gastronomy for its flavor. Moreover, this plant is known for its medicinal properties, with antibacterial, antiviral and antioxidant properties.
This plant, so appreciated worldwide, can be easily grown in pots. Here’s how you can do it.

You need:
– a fresh ginger root (found in supermarkets)
– a pot
– soil

Ginger roots, like potatoes, will sprout. If you already have a sprout ginger root, the better, if not, all you have to do is soak the root into a pot of warm water for at least three hours.
Meanwhile, fill a pot with soil. Be careful to choose a soil that doesn’t retain too much water.
Put the ginger root in the ground and cover with soil. If the ginger is already germinated, be sure to place it with its corners up.

But you have to know that ginger grows very hard, so you have to be patient. It may take up to a few weeks for the plant to germinate, but with special care in a few months you can enjoy a beautiful plant.

How to position the pot
The position of the pot is very important for the plant. You should keep in mind that ginger must be kept in a warm place, even in winter. At the same time, make sure that the plant doesn’t stay in sunlight, but to have enough natural light.

Frequent watering
Ginger needs a moist soil permanently, but you shouldn’t exaggerate. Make sure you put a drop of water daily. During the summer you should water the plants at least twice a day.
To avoid excessive watering, it is advisable to wet it with a spray bottle. When the plant grows, spray water on its leaves not only on its root.

Fertilizer
To stimulate its growth and enjoy a bushy plant, it is advisable to add a seaweed natural fertilizer once, every two or three months.

Harvesting
The most beautiful part of ginger’s growth is that you can enjoy its flavor in your dishes. When the plant already has four months, you can start cutting small pieces of root. For this, you must carefully remove some of the soil, to reach the roots of the plant, and cut from them as much as you need.

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