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Grocery Store Gardening: Ginger & Turmeric

Can we re-grow grocery store Ginger and Turmeric at home? Yes, the process is long but rewarding.

What you’ll need:

· Ginger (organic preferred)

· Turmeric (organic preferred)

· Room temperature Spring Water

· Refrigerator

· 2 Clamshell Containers (Strawberry, Blueberry, etc. containers)

· 2 2-gallon containers

What’s the process for growing Ginger & Turmeric?


Step 1:

Purchase organic Ginger & Turmeric. Non-organic Ginger & Turmeric is sprayed with a root inhibitor, which will make the process propagation (growing roots) process long.


When purchasing ginger to re-grow look for:

· Plump and fresh piece of ginger with multiple with several nodes (bumps)

· Ginger and Turmeric that is bright in color

Step 2:


Soak the Ginger & Tumeric overnight in 1-inch of water.


Put 1-inch of potting soil in the clamshell container, and plant the Ginger & Turmeric in separate clamshell containers.



This will create a temperature-controlled environment to encourage new growth from Ginger & Turmeric.

Note: Keep the soil moist at all times.

Step 3:

Get the 2 2-gallon containers, and add organic soil to the containers to prepare for transplanting the Ginger & Turmeric.

You should also consider adding natural soil enhancers like:

· Compost

· Banana tea

· Eggshells

Step 4:

Within 6 to 8 weeks, you will begin to see sprouts emerge from the Ginger & Turmeric.


Transfer the Ginger & Turmeric from the clamshells into separate 2-gallon containers with drainage holes.

Plant the Ginger & Turmeric 4 inches deep into the 2-gallon containers, and keep the sprout tip above the soil.

Step 5:

Place the 2-gallon containers outdoors in a spot with direct sunlight for at least 6 hours or indoors by a sunny window with at least of 6 hours of sunlight.

Note: Ginger & Turmeric grows best in 60 – 90 degrees weather.

Step 6:

Continue to water the soil, and feed the soil with organic plant food and natural fertilizers.

Step 7:

After 6 months, early Fall, the Ginger & Turmeric should be ready to harvest.

Harvest from the bottom carefully uses your hand to push up Ginger & Turmeric.

Resources:

https://www.diynatural.com/growing-turmeric-growing-ginger/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/gardening/a20705827/how-to-grow-ginger/


http://www.hawaiianorganicginger.com/

Videos:

POC “how to” videos & learning resources

How to Grow Turmeric and Ginger Indoors

5 Steps to Growing Ginger

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