How to Regrow Ginger Root
Step-by-step instructions for regrowing ginger root from the grocery store into a new plant.
Melissa J. Will
healthy, undamaged, visible nodes
or paper towels
or food container
with drainage holes and saucer
Prepare Ginger Root
Take a before photo of your ginger root.
Place ginger root between damp tea towels or paper towels. Towel should be moist but not soaking wet.
Place towel in plastic food bag or container and stash in dark, warm kitchen cupboard.
Set reminder on your phone to check on it every 3 days.
Check for changes by carefully unwrapping ginger root. Examine and photograph, then rewrap, bag, and return to cupboard.
After 7-10 days the nodes on the ginger root will begin to swell and sprout roots.
In 4-6 weeks the roots should be long enough for planting. Some will be 2-3 inches long.
Plant Sprouted Ginger
After 4-6 weeks, when some roots are 2-3 inches long, it's ready for planting.
Fill 8-inch flower pot with potting mix leaving two inches below pot lip. Water thoroughly and top up soil as needed.
Lay sprouted ginger root on soil and cover in one inch of potting mix. Water again and top up soil as needed stopping one inch below lip of pot.
Grow Your Ginger Plant
Choose a sunny location but not in direct, hot sun where it could dry out. Ideal temperature is 75-85°F (24-29°C) with 40-50% relative humidity.
Keep soil moist but not damp.
In 2-4 weeks shoots should emerge from soil and your plant will grow.
ginger plant care tips here
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