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Grow Ginger at Home with These Simple Steps

Earlier this week, I shared a story about how expensive ginger has become, showing what I bought for N200. Most people requested I share the step-by-step guide on how ginger can be planted at home.

So here is a very simple guide to plant your ginger, whether on a sack or the regular farm.

Step 1: Select the Right Ginger Rhizome:

Choose a firm, fresh, plump ginger rhizome with well-developed eyes.
Avoid using wrinkled, dried, or mouldy rhizomes.

Step 2: Preparing the Rhizome:

Soak the rhizome in lukewarm water overnight to hydrate it. Then, cut it into sections with one or two eyes each.

Step 3: Choosing a Container:

Use a wide, shallow container or sack with drainage holes. Fill with well-draining soil, rich in organic matter.

Grow Ginger at Home with These Simple Steps

Step 4: Planting and Watering:

Bury rhizome sections just below the soil surface with eyes facing up. Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist as much as possible but not waterlogged.

Also, ensure that it gets enough sunlight.

Step 5: Harvesting and Enjoying:

You know that your ginger is ready for harvest when the leaves turn yellow.

Unlike many other vegetables, ginger needs patience.

Usually, it is ready for harvest after 8 – 10 months.

Grow Ginger at Home with These Simple Steps

Step 6: Store excess ginger in a cool, dry place for future use.

As you can see, there are no technicalities involved, and almost anyone can cultivate ginger.

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Christie Asakem
Christie Asakem
Christie Asakem is a prolific and passionate writer who specialises in comprehensive story telling.

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