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Anonymous on
November 22, 2010

Q. Planting ‘Grocery Store’ Ginger Root

This article gave good information on planting the ginger root, then went into the harvesting of roots when mature. Will the plantings from ‘grocery store’ roots produce fragrant flowers?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 22, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

Ginger grown for flowers and ginger grown for their roots are two different varieties. The kind that produce fragrant blooms have a less flavorful root and the kind that is grown for its root has rather poor flowers. The grocery store variety will flower, but it will not be as pretty or fragrant as a a variety where they were bred for that.

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Asked by
vilas saner on
December 18, 2010

Q. Ginger Cultivation

I need information on bed preparation, plant spacing, disease control, and spraying main-sec-micro nutrient.

Answered by
Heather on
December 18, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help you:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/ginger/growing-ginger.htm

Spacing should be at least 8 inches apart for newly planted rhizomes, but realize that they will spread, so you can give them more room to spread by planting them further apart.

I recommend neem oil. This will help control both pests and fungus on the plants.

Ginger will benefit from something a bit higher in phosphorous, as this will help with rhizome development.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 18, 2011

Q. Ginger

What is the fertilizer application of ginger crop? What are the weed control and management methods?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Fertilize ginger once a month with a balanced (10-10-10) fertilizer. Weed growth can be hand pulled or you can use one of the following methods: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/homemade-pet-friendly-weed-killer.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 1, 2011

Q. Ginger Lily

I would like to know about Ginger lilies. Where to plant. . . sun or shade?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 1, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

These plants require well-drained, moist soil and plenty of sun.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 7, 2011

Q. Fungus on My Houseplant

I am living in Okinawa and have a ginger plant in a pot. It was over watered and has developed a black-brown layer on its leaves and is not thriving. I wiped it clean with a mild soapy water solution as best I can. It doesn’t look like rust, as the black layer is on the top of the leaf and there are some smaller areas on the under side. Any suggestions?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 7, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It is sooty mold, which is often brought about by pests. Treat the plant with neem oil, which will take care of both the fungus and whatever pests may be causing it. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
JUNIEBUG on
June 20, 2011

Q. How to Kill Ginger Plants

I am trying to get rid of ginger plants in my yard. Help! They are taking over.

Answered by
Heather on
June 22, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Hand dig the area and then pour boiling water over the area. This should kill most of what is there. After that, keep a sharp eye out for any new growth and remove it as quickly as possible. The ginger will be weakened by the digging and water, so will die out quickly as long as you make sure it does not grow any new leaves.

Be aware that boiling water will kill any plant it comes in contact with so do not use this in an area that you have plants you want to keep. In areas like this, you can only hand dig the ginger out.

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