Grow your own ginger? It’s a piece of cake!
We guide you through the process
Many people love ginger. If not because it tastes so good in tea, then for cooking. Oh, and ginger is also very healthy! So would you like to have a huge supply? Then grow your own ginger!
Adding a piece of ginger to your food has enormous health benefits. It boosts your immune system, it reduces muscle pain, it helps with bloating, it’s good for your skin, and it can possibly protect against Alzheimer’s disease. So it’s good to have some of it around the house. You can buy it in the supermarket, but you can also grow it at home!
Where to plant
Don’t have a garden? No problem. Ginger is incredibly easy to grow yourself. You don’t even need a balcony for it. In fact, ginger can also grow in your living room. Just make sure you have a long, flat container for the ginger to grow in. Fun fact: ginger actually grows horizontally. A ginger plant can grow 20 cm wide and needs space. So buy a flat container that is at least twice as wide.
Step 1: Find a piece of ginger
First, you need to cut the ginger. So for this you need a piece of ginger. For best results, you need to look for the best piece of ginger: one that is nice and thick and has a bumpy texture at the ends: namely, these are the buds.
Tip: choose organic ginger. This has not been treated with growth inhibitors and thus will germinate (better) at home.
Wondering how to proceed with growing ginger? On the next page you can read the further steps.
Step 2: Cuttings
Once you have found a good piece of ginger, the cutting can begin. Cut the rhizome into pieces 2.5 to 4 cm wide. Make sure the piece has at least one tubercle, but preferably a little more.
Step 3: Planting
Fill a suitable pot with potting soil. Make a small dent in the potting soil for the stemmed ginger. Place the piece in your potting soil, buds facing up. Then cover with a thin layer of potting soil.
Step 4: Grooming
Give the planted ginger a little water every day. Keep doing this until leaves can be seen, then water the plant occasionally. After a while, your ginger will be big enough, and you can make your own tea from it or use it with cooking. Good luck!
Source: RTL News | Image: Pixabay
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