Vegetable garden: growing ginger

To grow ginger at home, place the rhizomes (perennial underground stem) in a wide, deep pot and let them grow inside in optimal conditions to guarantee a good growth (temperature between 20 and 25°C and lots of light). Harvesting takes place 6 months after planting if you wish to obtain a lemony but not too bitter taste and after 9 months if you wish to have a more pungent ginger finish.

As with many vegetables, it may be affected by pest such as cochineal, an insect that comes to feed on the sap of the plant. It is an insect commonly found on indoor plants. Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Ginger is a vegetable but also a root.