How To Grow Ginger In South Africa

How To Grow Ginger In South Africa

Learn more about how to grow ginger in South Africa;

What is ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or ginger, is widely used as a spice and a folk medicine. It is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual pseudostems about one meter tall bearing narrow leaf blades

Below are how to grow ginger in South Africa

  1. Plant pieces of fresh root showing signs of shoots. Best planted at soil temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. (
  2. Space plants: 15 cm apart.
  3. Harvest in approximately 25 weeks. Reduce water as plant dies back to encourage rhizome growth.
  4. Compatible with (can grow beside): Grow in separate bed.

How long does ginger take to grow in SA?

Ginger takes eight to nine months to produce a good-sized rhizome or tuber for the harvesting of mid-season ginger in April and May for the fresh market. Late ginger is harvested almost a year after planting in June and July.

Where does ginger grow in SA?

Wild ginger plants are easy to cultivate, provided they are given a well- drained, compost rich soil and a warm, but shady, position either in a container or in the garden. They grow well on soils high in organic matter with a clay content of between 15 and 50%. African gingers grow best in a pH range of 6,1 to 6,5.

Where does ginger grow in South Africa?

Wild ginger plants are easy to cultivate, provided they are given a well- drained, compost rich soil and a warm, but shady, position either in a container or in the garden. They grow well on soils high in organic matter with a clay content of between 15 and 50%. African gingers grow best in a pH range of 6,1 to 6,5.

What month do you plant ginger?

The best time for planting ginger in the West Coast of India is during the first fortnight of May with the receipt of pre- monsoon showers. Under irrigated conditions, it can be planted well in advance during the middle of February or early March.