I always liked the idea of growing strange and exotic plants. There is something about seeing the plant where these wonderful flavors come from. Who among us has seen a live cinnamon tree, or gathered nutmeg from the source? Yet ginger is a wonderful flavor and can be grown in our homes. So why not give it a shot. Ginger is naturally and understory plant, so it is used to not having direct sunlight. This makes it an ideal houseplant.
You will need
-Whole Ginger Root (if you are worried about chemicals, try finding some at a health or natural foods store)
- A container for your plant (Ginger rambles so fairly shallow and wide is a good idea)
-Well draining potting soil or a mix of potting soil and sand
-East or South facing windows
That is really it. With these few things you can make your own homegrown ginger, and have a beautiful potted plant while you are at it.
Step 1: Rinse and Soak your Ginger
(this is just a small piece of my overall root used for illustration)