Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome is widely used as a spice and in medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades. People have used ginger in cooking and medicine since antiquity. It remains a popular home remedy for nausea, stomach pain, and other health issues. These were grown here in Northland and are pesticide free.
Care For growing ginger, plant early in pots to get them growing. select a pot that is between 8 to 12 inches deep. Wider is better as they grow from rhizomes that spread wide rather than deep. Mulch for water retention as they are heavy feeders. Ginger thrives best in warm, humid climates. Choose a site that provides plenty of light, including 2 to 5 hours of direct sunlight. Ideal spots are also protected from strong winds. Feed well with manure or similar and water regularly. Harvest once foliage turns yellow and limp