I got a bug up you know where and cut up some ginger I had no need for. I planted it THEN looked on the internet....

    My question is will it still come up if I buried it 3 inches too deep? Will be difficult to harvest at that depth but harvest time is at least 10 mos away. What have you to say?

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    Well, Ms. Green Thumbs, I think YOU could plant it 3 FEET too deep and it would flourish.  I, on the other hand, would follow the recommendations and replant it at the depth suggested.

    Did you get my long email last week?


    I don't think I did, I'll check and let you know.....

    came from gmail

    Got it on the 14th and I just accidentally hit the report abuse button on you. I hope I backed out of it in time!

    It's OK.

    Ginger plants need shade, lots of moisture and rich soil. Choose a planting location that is partially or fully shaded and protected from the wind. Alternatively, you can plant ginger in a container. Gingers prefer soil that holds moisture and won’t dry out quickly. Although these plants need lots of water, they won’t tolerate soggy soil. The planting location needs to be well-draining to prevent water retention, and planting containers must have drainage holes. Work in some rich, organic potting soil or compost to the planting area to improve the soil. The pH level of the soil affects nutrient uptake and ginger needs soil with a pH between 6.0 and 8.0.

    Plant the rhizome in prepared soil in the late winter or early spring, once all danger of frost has passed. If you are growing ginger in a container, you can plant the rhizome at any time. Dig a hole deep enough to cover the rhizome with 1 inch of soil. Place the rhizome with the eyes facing up. Cover it with soil and water the soil until it is moist. Treat the soil with an organic, slow-release fertilizer. This will give the roots a good start when they appear. Use only organic fertilizers, as they will come in contact with the edible rhizomes. Ginger needs constantly moist soil, so apply a layer of organic mulch to prevent the soil from drying.

    Water ginger whenever the ground begins to dry. Avoid over-watering container plants, as the excess water can wash nutrients from the soil. If the soil is poor, use an organic fertilizer every two weeks during growing season. These plants like humid conditions, so spray indoor ginger plants with a plant mister every week. Ginger will begin to die back at the end of summer. When the leaves begin to turn brown, reduce watering until the ground is almost dry. This encourages new rhizome production that will sprout the following spring. Harvest the rhizomes once the plants are at least 10 months old.


    Thanks, I read that one. Says to plant one inch down. Says nothing about planting 3 or 4 inches too deep. Alas.......

    Dig it up and replant it at the proper depth.


    Thanks. It's hard ground, a lot of coliche (sp?), probably not good for ginger anyways. I just want stuff growing to break up the ground. OK, I'll move it......

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