Question Growing Ginger

Perry

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G'day, I have harvested my Ginger. I have sorted the large roots that I will use in my cooking. There are allot of small roots. Please could somebody tell me if I should wait until Spring to plant them or can I do it now. I will be planting it in the same built up garden I had it in before. I will first add 4 barrow loads of compost and another 8 or 9 inches of top soil. The bed dropped considerable over the past year. I do not have frost where I am outside Maryborough.
I would appreciate some replies please.
Cheers Perry
 

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Hi Perry. Glad to hear your ginger worked out in the end.
I know you were panicing there a bit for a while! Lol
Farmers keep their next gen roots in cold storage with the addition of particular gas until the spring for planting.
Most home gardeners just buy new roots in spring for planting.
I would advise you to do this so you don't transmit disease.
Ginger is very susceptible to a variety of diseases that don't show up until in storage or after planting.
Also using the same bed is asking for trouble. I note you are adding lots of extra volume to the bed which may work in your favour.
Buying new roots in spring will ensure you don't double your chances of disease and failure.
 

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G'day ClissaAT,
Thank you for your advice I appreciate that. There is a local grower in Hervey Bay that sell vegetables much cheaper than in the Supermarket. I will wait for Spring and get some ginger from him.
Cheers Perry
 

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I've been growing our same ginger for years always in the same bed to regrow again.

We harvest ginger from the garden (ginger bed) as required year round and then in autumn before it starts to sprout again I'll dig it all up refurbish the bed with lots of compost or more soil if needed and then replant any rhizomes we don't need.

We have a large raised bed that is used mainly just for ginger and asparagus.
ginger and asparagus growing together 1000.jpg
 

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well, here in sub-tropical Andes of Southern Ecuador I find that curcumin can grow like a weed but the ginger is hit and miss. I am growing both in rubber maid tubs turned into self-watering planters (love this BTW). usually my ginger rots before anything happens. Having said that I have harvested some roots over the past two years which is great, but not enough to sustain my needs. These days i go over to the bins and cheer for the curcumin that are now popping up one by one and make encouraging noises over the ginger bin. I think that gardeners may be a bit strange. ;)
 

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Bea you might have a namatode in your soil that attacks the ginger root allowing it to rot.
 

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I grow my ginger in big plastic containers on my patio and after I harvest the ginger, I select the pieces of rhizomes I want to regrow and set it aside for a day or two. I then amend the soil in the containers and plant the rhizomes, leaving it in there for a few months to eventually sprout. I do the same with my turmeric. It works well for me so far.
 
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