Unique 5 Caring Tips for Ginger Plants with Cultivation
In this post, we will know all about Ginger
- About ginger
- How to cultivate at home
- Top 5 care tips
- Best fertilizer
About Ginger Plant: Ginger is a herbaceous flowering plant whose roots are used to make herbs and many types of medicine. Ginger is helpful worldwide, and Ginger is cultivated mainly in India and exported to many countries.
Every part of the ginger plant is edible, and its root is used in making many types of dishes and recipes. The ginger plant grows up to 3 feet to 4 feet and spreads 8 inches to 10 inches, and pinkish flowers bloom on ginger plants. The flowers of these plants look beautiful and attractive.
The scientific name of ginger is Zingiber and it belongs to the Zingiberaceae family.
The leaves of ginger plants are green and thin, and the size of these leaves grows up to 2 feet to 3 feet. The best time to cultivate Ginger is early winter (September or October).
How to Cultivate Ginger at Home
To grow Ginger at home, you will need one Ginger and keep Ginger in water for 8 to 10 hours.
Now Make a Soil: To make soil, you need 70% compost, coconut coir 10%, and garden soil(20%). Now mix well and take a flowerpot; the size of the flower pot should be at least 10 inches and more and check the drainage hole in the flower pot.
Now take healthy Ginger and cut a rhizome piece of Ginger. Now put the soil in the pot/container. After that, pour the ginger piece into the soil and pour half-inch of soil above the Ginger.
Before putting Ginger in the soil, make a hole in the ground (at least 4 inches). Then give water to this flower pot and keep this pot in sunlight. This Ginger germinates after 15 to 20 days, and some branches appear in the flower pot.
Before planting, always check soil pH (should be 6 to 7) and hardiness (USDA zone) is 10-12.
Top 5 Caring Tips :
- Watering: Don’t give more water before watering; always check the moisture in the soil. The summer season provides water after 2 or 3 days, and the winter season provides water after 4, or 5 days.
- Temperature: This plant needs full sunlight in the winter season, and the summer season gives sunlight for at least 7 to 8 hours or keeps the pot in warm places. If you give more sunlight to the ginger plants, ginger plant leaves burn.
- Best Fertilizer: The best fertilizer for ginger plants is vermicompost and cocopeat. If you want healthy Ginger, give fertilizer to the ginger plants every month and after fertilization, provide water to the plant.
- Pests & Diseases: Many types of insects attack the ginger plants, such as aphids, ants, spider mites, slugs, and snails, so to kill these insects sprinkle the medicine on this plant. You can use neem oil or organic liquid medicine.
- Pruning: Do not prune it until the ginger plant grows at least 3 feet or more. After growing 3 feet, you cut its dry leaves, unwell roots, or fading flowers. If many branches are coming out from the same root, so this type of root plants it in another flower pot.
Benefits of the plant: There are several benefits of ginger leaves and roots such as
- Ginger roots are helpful as herbs.
- Ginger has antioxidant properties, so these antioxidant properties protect many types of diseases.
- Ginger roots are helpful in many types of making recipes and tea.
- Ginger reduces cold and flu and improves blood sugar levels.
- Ginger reduces cholesterol levels and protects DNA.
Properties of ginger: 100 gm of Ginger contain 80 kcal, carbohydrates 18 gm, sugar 1.8 gm, fat 1gm, protein 2gm, and many types of vitamins and minerals.
Best Time to Get Gingers: If you have planted ginger roots, it takes at least three months to bloom flowers, and it takes at least four months to get healthy Ginger.
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