Fruition’s Grow Your Own Ginger Collection will ship in March as weather allows.
Grow ginger right in your backyard, even in a container, even in short seasons! Freshly dug baby ginger is lusciously sweet and melts in your mouth, unlike anything you’ll ever find in a store. Even ginger leaves are rich and fragrant, which we dry and steep as tea all winter long. Our Ultimate Grow Your Own Ginger Collection includes the keys ginger needs to surround you with abundance:
Growing ginger is remarkably fun though far from foolproof and Friends, we’re here to help all season long. Enjoy our Grow Your Own Ginger & Turmeric Masterclass, now free, with 5+ hours of step-by-step video tutorials sharing how to surround yourself with homegrown ginger abundance. Join us here!
A note on ginger size: Your certified organic ginger rhizomes will arrive ready to sprout, fresh from our friend’s farm in Hawaii. We find that large ‘hands’ of ginger are more prone to breaking in the mail. Before shipping (especially for our one and two pound size offerings), we often cut large ‘hands’ into 2” to 3” seed pieces with at least 2 to 3 good growth buds/eyes. We recommend this size of ginger seed piece for best planting results. We have specific video tutorials in our Masterclass and Sowing & Growing Ginger webinar so you can cut your own ginger, if you choose, with confidence. Two pounds of ginger “seed” grows an average of 12 to 20 plants.
This kit does not ship to Canada or outside the lower 48.
Prepare: Rhizomes for planting are trimmed into pieces sized 2-3 inches, with at least 2 to 3 good growth buds/eyes. (Make sure you procure rhizomes from an organic source so they haven’t been sprayed with compounds that may inhibit them from sprouting.)
Sprout: At least 4 weeks before last frost, plant inside, barely submerged in soil in a tray. You can plant earlier if you have great grow-lights or excellent southern sun exposure. If you’re receiving rhizomes in the mail, plant ginger as soon as you receive it (and if you need to store it any amount of time, store it in a warm place, not in the fridge!). During sprouting, water ever so slightly – err on the side of too dry rather than too wet.
Transplant: Once soil is at least 55 degrees F, transplant. It’s great to use hoops and row cover to increase warmth if you have them.
Plant care: Side dress and “hill” your ginger 2-3 times across the growing season. To maximize rhizome growth, make sure you use an abundance of even fertility (in other words, not too high in nitrogen) like our Organic Ginger Fertilizer Blend.
Harvest: Lift plants at least 3.5 months after transplanting and as late as you can – if you’d like to harvest the leaves for tea, harvest before first frost. You can harvest the rhizomes as late as just *after* first frost.
Storage: Leave soil on and put fresh rhizomes in a closed plastic bag in the fridge to store for about ~1 month. Or, wash them and put them in a closed plastic bag with a moist paper towel in the fridge to store for ~2 weeks. You can freeze it in a plastic bag and grate it all winter long.