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hi this is yolanda from vanveenbulbs.com,and in this segment we're going to learn all about how to grow ginger. ginger can be usedin many, many ways, and it's a gorgeous, gorgeous plant in the garden as well. so it's froma warm tropical climate, and so a lot of people say well it's an herb, but it's from a warmerclimate and there's no way that i can get it to grow. but you can, it doesn't matterwhere you live, you can grow it as a house


herbs, plant in the winter, and throw it outsideand let it bloom in the summer, because it's a really easy plant to grow. so the easiestway to buy ginger is to just buy it at the grocery store, or a lot of different flowerdistributors will have the different kinds of ginger as well. the ginger flowers comein many different shades, and they're gorgeous


reds and yellows and oranges and they're veryeasy to grow, all you need is the root, so you can get the root at the grocery store,a lot of times you can plant that right into the ground and it will grow. but make surethat- do not let it get below about 40 degrees, because ginger do not like cold climates atall, and if they freeze you'll lose them. an easy way to grow ginger in colder climates,is to put it in a container, and so just leave that container in the house over the winter,and plant it about 2 or 3 inches deep, and it'll start growing out of each little nub,and it'll make a plant. so i would just in the winter time, leave it in a pot, and keepit on the moist side, but not too moist, so make sure that it's not sitting in water andit's not muddy, and it's actually kind of


drying out in between. so i'd leave the soilkind of on the dry side, but a little bit of moisture as well. and then about, april,may, june, just leave it in the house, and put it in the warmest room that you have,and about may to june, you'll see a little stark come up. and my key is, as soon as it's70 and above for a week or longer, and it's not cold at night, really not below 50 atnight, then i'd throw it outside in the hottest sunniest spot that i can find, and you'llfind that you can grow ginger as well, and it'll grow a green lush plant with beautifulred and yellow and orange flowers on it, and then in the fall, when it starts getting coldagain, it'll die back and the leaves will turn brown, so at that point i just chop itoff and throw it back in the house. and even


in the fall too, you can dig it up and you'llfind that the root has grown significantly, so you can cut different parts of the rootoff, and enjoy some in the house and replant some for the next year. if you live in a warmclimate, you can throw them in the ground anytime of the year, and they'll grow andproduce lush gorgeous flowers. and don't be


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discouraged if you don't get blooms the firstyear, sometimes it takes a few years to get a lot of blooms. ginger like other rooty plantshave to be really, really crowded to bloom well. so put them in a hot sunny spot andgive them a few years, and you'll be amazed, you might even get blooms on them, they'rebeautiful plant.


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