Indian Curry Gift Set
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
These care instructions are just an example
Looking after your Ginger Plant
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is a tropical plant which grows in shaded swamps, so find a warm spot out of direct sunlight for them in the home.
Water regularly when the top of the soil dries, and you mist occasionally if in a very dry room to keep the leaves looking fresh. Alternatively, you could put the plant on a pebble tray keeping the water below the pebble line to add humidity. In the summer your plant will need feeding occasionally with a general purpose or tomato feed. They have been re potted this season but if you feel the roots are starting to grow out the bottom or the tubers are pressing against the side of the plastic you can pot them up again and this enable the ginger tuber to expand.
Ginger grow from a tuber or rhizome and so will naturally die back at the end of the season. When the leaves start to turn brown from the tips, stop watering and let all the goodness from the leaves die back into the roots. Once the foliage has died off completely lift the entire root ball and you should find you have a sizeable harvest of ginger ‘hands’.
If you’d like to grow ginger again next year store some of these tubers in a paper bag in a cool, dark, dry spot so you can replant in the spring. Replant in March in a shallow tray of soil in the airing cupboard for a few weeks until you see signs of growth and then move to a warm area just away from the window. Use your ginger root fresh in curries, stir fries and teas and you won’t believe the difference.