This is a rhizomatous plant that you can have both in a pot and in your garden. In addition to adding it to the recipes that we prepare in the kitchen, it has wonderful medicinal properties that we cannot ignore, for example, you should know that is our best ally to maintain a healthy digestive system.
But today we are not going to talk about its medicinal part, but we are going to focus on how to plant gingerEither bought from the supermarket at a garden store.
Ginger, whose scientific name is Zingiber officinaleit is a plant of very easy cultivation And maintenance. However, for everything to go smoothly, you must make sure that, at the time of purchase, there are no wrinkles or mold. Also, it should not be soft, otherwise it would not serve us.
Once at home, take a pot about 40cm deep, and also wide (the more, the better). Fill it with a mixture of 70% universal garden soil and 30% organic compost -as vermicompost or horse manure-. It is also advisable to place a first layer of volcanic clay, clay balls or even small stones in order to ensure that the water drains quickly and that the substrate does not remain in water for too long.
Place your gingers on the surface of the earth, and cover them a littleas you can see in the image above. Finally, you will only have to put the pot in a bright place, but protected from direct sun.
You can also plant it directly in a bowl of room temperature water until sprouts start to emerge. Place it in a room where there is a lot of light, and you will see that in a matter of a few days you will have a new ginger plant.
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