Ginger (Zingiber officinale)Yes, this is the very same ginger root you find in the grocery store. In fact, the main root is FROM a local chain grocery store. We found a root with a touch of green on the nodes, and planted in pots with some bottom heat under fluorescent lights. Within a month the first shoots were coming up.We plant the young plants outside after frost. They like a very rich soil, but do fine in clay also, but won't be as big or productive. They do, however, need lots of sunlight and water to do well. To harvest, just after first frost, dig up the roots, peel the new roots with the back of a butter knife, and the old ones with a paring knife, and store pieces in your refrigerator in a bottle of sherry, where they can keep for a year or more. Fun and easy to grow!.
Last Modified on February 17, 2014