I have an interst in growing plants from
seed/bulb etc. I have heard that it is possible to grow ginger from
its root. How would I go about this and would it make a
difference if the ginger had been kept in a fridge first?
Should be okay to sprout a ginger root that has been in the
refrigerator, although may take some time if "dormant." The
following might be helpful, recommends ginger root from organic
food stores which has not been treated.
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
It should be possible to use ginger. I have some large pieces of ginger
that I have left on the counter for several weeks. The older parts have
dried a little but the ends which were spherical have grown tips that
are slightly green. I think if I were to put the whole piece horizontal
and slightly under the soil surface and add water so the soil is moist
but not saturated, it should grow. It should be possible to use the
ginger in the fridge as long as it has not been in the fridge for a very
long time. Take it out and let it lay on the counter and see if the tip
begins to grow. Otherwise, buy another piece, the larger the better,
and with several spherical ends and once again, let it sit out for a
week to see what happens before planting it. Good luck!
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