Monday, April 13, 2009

Growing Ginger in Hydroponics

(Zingiber officinale)
Planting Info:
Planted from root
Space between rows: 40 cm (12”)
Space between roots: 40 cm (12’)
Depth: 5 cm (2”)
Top Growth: 14 days
Germination and Harvest: 120
pH from 5.5 to 8.0
Ginger is grown from pieces of the root material that
is planted under the media. The Ginger plant looks
like a bamboo and once it takes hold, will provide
fresh ginger on the edges of the root area of the plant.
The plant grows to about 3 foot tall. Since they are
very decorative they can be used as a room divider or
in a room planter.
Ginger root is a vital ingredient in many dishes from
many cultures. It is also used as a medicinal herb, especially
prized for stomach disorders. Ground ginger
is used in many recipes as well.
Ginger also is helpful in preventing motion sickness
and vertigo. It is used to reduce stomach and intestinal
gas. It is also used as a candy that is popular with
Pests: Onion maggots and thrips.
Diseases: Downy mildew, neck rot, pink rot, and
Harvest: Harvest individual rhizomes from the root
area as needed.

From "Home Hydroponic Gardens" by Peggy Bradley & Cesar Marulanda



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  3. What type of growing media would you suggest using for growing the ginger?