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How To Grow Ginger In Pots To Enjoy Its Flavor

The ginger root is used worldwide in culinary products, for its aroma and 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
– flower soil

Ginger roots, like potatoes, can sprout. If you already have one, the better, if not, all you have to do is sink 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 root of ginger in the ground and cover it with earth. If the ginger is already germinated, be sure to place it with the corners up.

But you have to know that it takes time to grow a ginger, 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.

Positioning 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 won’t stay in direct sunlight but that it has to have enough natural light.

Often waterings
Ginger needs a moist soil permanently, but you don’t have to exaggerate with the watering. Make sure you put a cup of water daily. During summer you must water it 2 times a day.

To avoid excessive watering, it’s advisable to water it with a spray bottle. When the plant grows, spray water on its leaves also, not only on its root, because this plant loves moisture.

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

Harvesting
The most beautiful part of ginger 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 its root. For this, you must carefully remove some of the soil to reach the roots of the plant and cut out of them as much as you need.

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