To grow your own ginger plant, look for a thick ginger root that is free of wrinkles, with visible buds or eyes. After danger of frost has passed, plant each piece of ginger 2-4 inches deep in a mixture of soil and rich compost, with the eyes pointing upward, then place it in a warm, shady spot. Once the ginger sprouts, keep the soil moist and fertilize once a month. Allow the soil to dry out as the stems fall in late summer or early fall, then harvest the ginger or bring it indoors for the winter. For tips on preparing the soil for your ginger plant, read on!
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