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Has anyone grown Ginger in AP System???

Discussion in 'Plants' started by ColinW, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. ColinW

    ColinW Member

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    My wife would like to try growing Ginger in our AP System. I believe they are a tropical plant and like well drained soil to grow in - a bit like Potato. When I "Googled" "how to grow Ginger" - the answer seemed so simple - get some Ginger from the local supermarket and plant in appropriate conditions - 7 - 8 months later when leaves die off - dig up ginger.
     
  2. Castaway

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    You might have better success in the tropics growing ginger but give it a try. Apparently they need two things to grow well. Plenty of water and warm temperatures. Take about 9 months to grow. Ginger grows well on the Sunshine Coast - I might give it a go. Fresh Ginger is very nice.
     
  3. ColinW

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    Ginger started Ok... but ended up having to remove "sludgy mess". End of Ginger experiment!
     
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    Hi Colin

    Could you please let me know how you planted it and grew it specifically
    the time of the year you planted it, as I was thinking with the data you've
    already collected it might still be possible to grow it.

    cheers Lou
     
  5. trout

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    Just thought I'd post an update of growing ginger in Melb.
    Three weeks after planting some supermarket bought
    ginger in a modified wicking arrangement I have some
    growth.

    Medium id 70% perlite, 30% vermiculite

    hopefully we'll have enough warm weather to produce
    a crop.

    Cheers Lou
     

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  6. Murray

    Murray Site Admin Staff Member

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    Good one Lou. Last summer I grew some Turmeric. It did ok, not amazing, but ok.
     
  7. dufflight

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    Arrowroot grows better in AP than in the soil. Ginger you could grow in a GB, just allow more depth for dryer media eg flood to 100mm under the surface instead of 50mm.
     
  8. Castaway

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    Here's some photos of Ginger and Galangal (middle photo) growing in my system at the moment. The Galangal is like ginger but with a spicy hot flavour. You will notice that the withered leaves on the Galangal are from when I planted the original bulb. So all that new green growth on top is from being in AP.
     

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  9. trout

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    Hi All

    Just harvested my ginger and I can't begin to tell you how happy
    I am with the results.

    I got a three fold return on what I planted.
    Now to pickle it and then I'll nibble on it for as long as it lasts.
    see photos

    cheers Lou
     

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    Mmmmmmm!.... Grolsch! drinkanim

    oh yeh!... nice job on the ginger too!
    .
     
  11. ColinW

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    Well Done!!! That is heaps better than the "sludgy mess" that I got!!!
     
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    Lou
    Good job
    I tossed a piece in about 2 weeks ago but don't have a lot of faith in the local grocery store stuff so next time I ma in town I should hit the Chinese store .
    I love ginger to cook with ,as a medicinal and I make Ginger candy ,even if no one will eat it as ,waaaaa it's to spicey ,,,,, whimps :(

    Have A Kind Day
    Mike
     
  13. Castaway

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    I don't think I'll grow any more ginger as it just goes berserk in our system and crowds everything else out as it spreads out. Root mass is very dense but its good to see it does well down south. Nice pics.
     
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    My wife just pulled out some Ginger from the soil garden after out first try. She/we were wrapped. Got to try it in AP now, cheers for the photos :)
     
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    what is the recommended spacing for ginger?
     
  16. Castaway

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    Ginger is a rhizome so it tends to clump and spread out. It prefers a warmer subtropical temperature (75-85F) so I am unsure of how well it will grow in a cooler climate but give it a shot and plant it somewhere in the corner of your grow-bed and watch and see what happens.
     
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    I am currently growing ginger in a greenhouse aquaponics system...it seems to be doing well but I just read on another site that it can only be grown as a decorative plant, not a root crop..does anyone know if this is true? I saw a YouTube video of a guy growing it in auwaponics and he was selling it as a root crop I believe . Picture was too big to upload so my profile is my ginger so far!
     
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  18. Mel Redcap

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    Ginger works great in aquaponics given the conditions (light levels, temperature) it needs. Check out https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBcWprMIwYYigWrKVRC8VWuSqWJsJ1ebQ for a bunch of clips on growing ginger and turmeric both in and out of aquaponics.
     
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    This guy seems to be across it

    Cheers
     
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    Yup, that's one of the ones in the playlist I linked :p
     
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