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Ginger

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Question: 33-5201
My friend planted ginger in a pot and the leaves are sprouting. The root is out of the soil on the top. Any suggestions? Denise, Montville, CT

Mort's Answer:
Zingiber officinale needs temperatures over 70. It develops a thick root stock, which can be easily divided. Ginger has long slender leaves (about a foot), often variegated. Z. officinale has a greenish yellow flower and grows to 3 or 4 feet high It can be planted outdoors in late spring in zones 5 north and early spring south. It is not hardy above Orlando. This tropical plant prefers a moist environment. Bath or kitchens are best on the south side for strong filtered light. In the winter kept half dormant and let it stay dry as a houseplant. If you do plant it outdoors for the summer, take it back in doors in the early fall. At that time you can harvest some great aromatic roots for your efforts. It is better to allow this root to stick out of the pot but it can be covered outdoors.

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Question: 189-5201
My friend planted ginger in a pot and the leaves are sprouting. The root is out of the soil on the top. Any suggestions? Denise, Montville, CT

Mort's Answer:
Zingiber officinale needs temperatures over 70. It develops a thick root stock, which can be easily divided. Ginger has long slender leaves (about a foot), often variegated. Z. officinale has a greenish yellow flower and grows to 3 or 4 feet high It can be planted outdoors in late spring in zones 5 north and early spring south. It is not hardy above Orlando. This tropical plant prefers a moist environment. Bath or kitchens are best on the south side for strong filtered light. In the winter kept half dormant and let it stay dry as a houseplant. If you do plant it outdoors for the summer, take it back in doors in the early fall. At that time you can harvest some great aromatic roots for your efforts. It is better to allow this root to stick out of the pot but it can be covered outdoors.

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