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Propagating ginger from existing plants

 
Kane Pour
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Location: Gainesville, Florida
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A friend once told me that you're able to take cuttings of edible ginger and replant them. Is this true? Should I just cut each segment and bury them/mulch them? I planted some starts in fall and would like to get them going early in a cold frame for spring. I wanna try growing them in other areas because the area I have them planted is too sunny for them. Is this a bad time to plant ginger or will a cold frame help? It is kind of a puny cold frame too..
 
Jami McBride
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Don't know where you live Kane.....

All I've heard of growing ginger is to break off pieces of good (fresh) organic root and plant in a pot you kept indoors during the winter.  Sounds simple enough....I live in zone eight so this may not apply to where you live.
 
Kane Pour
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Thanks for the reply, I live on the cusp of Zone 8 and 9 in Gainesville, Florida. Many members of the ginger family are wild here so I imagine your advice will apply here. I'll try digging up the roots and planting them inside.
 
Leah Sattler
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let us know what works and what doesn't for you whatever you try!
 
Alison Thomas
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Yes I'll be watching.  Some of my ginger sprouted on the windowsill in just fresh air.  So I carefully sliced it off with a bit of the main chunk and tried to root it in water but it dried out!!!  Huh, how's that possible that it can grow in fresh air but not in a lil water bath??
 
Kane Pour
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This is what I did:
dug up the two ginger plants (which ended up having very small rhizomes). I broke the rhizome up into sections with eyes and put each in little square pots, with one part earthworm castings, one part sand, and one part  peat potting mix (all covered in a layer of leaf mulch). I broke the stem of the plants into sections and stuck them into pots as well (they hadn't gotten very tall and were planted in a bad place to begin with so I'm kind of trying to start over.) my friend told me that as well as sprouting the rhizomes you can stick sections of the stalk in the ground and in spring they will create a new rhizome. I'm very willing to be corrected about this though as I've never done it. Right now there hasn't been any result of my experiment but I'm going to wait a month or two to see how things pan out. The pots are sitting on my window sill.

 
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