Would you like to grow ginger at home? This medicinal plant is an ally for our health that you will love to grow. We explain how.
Surely you already know the great healing properties of the wonderful ginger. Few medicinal plants have as much therapeutic tradition as this root. Surely you have not thought that you can grow ginger at home, but in fact, it is very easy.
This spicy lemon-like flavor root is not only palatable, but has healing properties. Would you like to know how to grow ginger at home? We explain it to you!
Why grow ginger at home?
Because it’s easy.
You may be one of those who thinks that ginger is an exotic plant that grows only in the East. But in reality it is not a plant but a rhizome that can be planted indoors and at home.
A simple tuber easy to grow, and that you can use in your salads, sauces, garnishes and delicious infusions. It doesn’t take long to plant and it’s easy.
For its therapeutic properties.
- Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory, great for premenstrual syndrome. It also relieves fluid retention and is a good relaxant, also relieving pain.
- It will also help us to better absorb all the nutrients in the food we eat.
- It is a great digestive.
- If you eat a little ginger with honey, it will help reduce nausea, intestinal gas and eliminate stomach cramps.
- Ginger tea relieves a sore throat, cold symptoms, and even the flu.
- Taking a bath with ginger essential oil will also help us reduce joint pain.
How to grow ginger at home?
Growing ginger is so easy that you will be surprised. You just have to follow a few steps that we will present below. You don’t need a lot of time, you just have to be consistent to take care of it.
Buy the ginger.
What you will do is go to our supermarket and choose that ginger that looks more bloated to you, and with firm skin. Without many wrinkles or withered corners. Also note that the skin is shiny and light beige.
Prepare the soil.
Now you are going to prepare the soil in the pot. The pot must be wide. You should know that ginger likes to grow in a not very intense light, almost between sun and shade.
The soil must be moist. The soil must be loose and contain one part sand for every three parts of soil. In the soil of the pot, put stones so that the water drains properly. Mix well and fill the pot up to three-quarters full.
Sowing the ginger.
Now you must make a hole in the ground and put half ginger inside the ground. Look for the buds that the ginger itself has, because it will be that part that should be sunk in the ground.
Once ready, put the pot between sun and shade, or with indirect light. Remember that what ginger likes the most is heat, which is why it is perfect for you to plant it in spring or summer. Make sure you have good drainage underneath. It is appropriate that you water it a little each day, taking care that it does not get flooded.
Ginger roots take about 10 months to grow, by which time they will be edible. The important thing is that when you see that strong stems and leaves have grown, allow about two more weeks.
After this time, you can see if the rhizomes are already under the surface. They are probably small, but they are ready to consume.
You can grow as many gingers as you want. With soft light, heat, and a little water every day, in less than a year they will give you their tasty and spicy root. You’ll love it.