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Growing Ginger in Pennsylvania

Written By Culinary Pen on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | 3:15:00 PM

I bought a ginger plant today!

I heard rumors about growing ginger in Pennsylvania, but I've never seen the plants in person.  This little guy came from a local farm that usually sells ginger root at the end of the summer.  This is the first year they've had enough extra rhizomes to offer ginger plants for sale, so I had to snap one up.

The vendor said that ginger should be grown like potatoes: plant the ginger, then mound more earth up around the stems to encourage the growth of new rhizomes.  She also mentioned that the leaves and stems are edible, with a mild ginger flavor and spicy aroma.

Our soil is pretty thick with clay, so I'll lay down a base layer of sand in a hole before planting.  This should help with drainage - it's worked very well with our blueberry bush.


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MazzleDazzle said...

Where in PA are you located? I'm southcentral. Can I grow ginger outside? Can it be grown inside in a pot? Thanks!