Ginger Rhizomes - Zingiber officinale - 5 PackRegular price R120.00 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 133): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Our Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is carefully selected for its high quality so you can enjoy its numerous benefits. It is perfect for both cooking and medicinal use. With ginger's natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it's no wonder this spice is so popular. Get yours today!
Sun Exposure: Semi-shade
Description: Ginger must be grown with its tips facing upward
Planting time: Spring – Beginning Sep to mid Oct (soak overnight)
Flowering time: January - February
Active growth: March – April and October – December
Dormant: May – August
Lifting time: May
Mature height: 80cm
Planting depth: 5 to 10cm deep
Plant spacing: 15 to 20cm apart
Watering: Every 3-4 days when planted in the ground for 10 minutes
Position and soil
Ginger can be planted in deep pots with drainage holes. Soil must be well-draining with a mixture of sand and compost.
Mulch after shoots are 10 to 15cm tall. Add a calcium rich fertiliser towards the end of summer to help with the formation of rhizomes underground. Chilli peppers, cilantro and lemongrass make great companion plants. Diseases include damping-off, powdery mildew and rust. Pests include nematodes, slugs and snails, leafminers and mites.
Harvest when the leaves start to wilt and turn yellow - 8 to 10 months after planting. This will take place towards the end of autumn once the plant has flowered. For young ginger while the leaves and stalks are still green- As you unearth the plant, trim the leaf stalks to about 8 to 10cm from where they are attached to the rhizomes. Clean off with a brush, rinse under running water, pat dry with kitchen paper and store in brown paper bags in the vegetable section of your fridge. Use within 1 month. For longer shelf life, unearth the plant when the leaves and stalks are 50 to 75% dry and clean off with a brush. Let air dry overnight to 2 days in a cool dark place and then store in grocery cupboard/shelf like with onions.