Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?

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Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« on: November 11, 2014, 22:01 »
Could I grow ginger successfully -
 - either in compost/soil or hot-box and
- either under cover or in the garden?

Has anyone here done so?

Many thanks
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 22:18 »
I did ginger a couple of yrs ago, I started it in the house then moved it into an unheated greenhouse when the weather got warmer and no chance of frost. It was doing ok until I went on holiday and my neighbour drowned it.
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 22:21 »
Oooo..... Sorry to read that, but that does appear at least half promising.

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 07:57 »
I've got a ginger plant growing which I propogated from a piece of shop bought ginger and I'm in Lincolnshire.

It is quite tall now about 1 foot, started it off in our sun room but its now in the greenhouse.  Wouldn't think it would like the cold somehow.  We don't heat our greenhouse but it is double glazed so unsure if it will survive the winter.
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 09:09 »
Yes, I'm still working on this one. Thanks for your reply - it is encouraging. I do hope it survives the cold.

I'm thinking that a milder winter will be critical in this endeavour.

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 09:37 »
I use a lot of ginger...I'll have a go at this. Can you give advice on how to plant? Is it best to get it to shoot before planting? How deep? Soil type?
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 09:47 »
I was growing mine in a washing up bowl full of compost

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 10:20 »
Hi

I am even further North Durham, found some old ginger sprouting  in my vedge rack, popped it into a planter with compost I keep it in a unheated greenhouse, just make sure you don't over water keep the compost quite dry and it grows away happy.
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 10:25 »
I use a lot of ginger...I'll have a go at this. Can you give advice on how to plant? Is it best to get it to shoot before planting? How deep? Soil type?

I did it once, I put it on the surface and gave it significant heat to kick-start it - I put the pot in a plastic bag and left it on top of the boiler which warmed the pot well twice a day when central heating was on!

Don't know if it is related, but I have lots of different ornamental gingers, and I do the same with them when I only have small offsets of corms - once they are a decent size they start reliably in the Spring by themselves.

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2014, 08:00 »
Thanks all...that's a spring project then. I'd be happy just to get a plant going to start with. I seem to remember when I tried this many moons ago, that I heard the blossoms, though small, had a wonderful scent. Have no greenhouse as yet so it'll be an indoor project to start with. 

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 15:05 »
I was wondering about growing some ginger also but suspected they needed a sunnier climate or at the very least a greenhouse which sadly I do not own.

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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 17:47 »
I was wondering about growing some ginger also but suspected they needed a sunnier climate or at the very least a greenhouse which sadly I do not own.
Could you start on a windowsill and then get one of those mini-greenhouses?
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Re: Can I grow Ginger successfully Up North?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2015, 20:07 »
I was going to do it in a hot bed....if I can get some decent 'hot' manure...



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