Make sure to choose an organic piece of ginger from the store for planting (treatments from chemicals prevent non-organic from sprouting) and place it in a small container with drainage holes in the bottom. Place a small amount of soil in the bottom of the container and add about a half inch of soil above the seed. Add plenty of water and cover. Soil temperature should be around 70 degrees for the next 6 to 8 weeks. Once your sprout appears, you can plant it in a larger container according to Rodale’s Organic Life.
2. Container Planting:
If you opt to grow your ginger in a pot, you’ll need a wide, shallow container. The roots of the plant can outgrow a 2-gallon pot in just six months! When planting your sprout, cover it with about 4 inches of soil and make sure you water it well as ginger loves water. Keep your plant it in a warm window with a fair amount of sunlight. You can place the pot outdoors, but keep it sheltered and away from extreme (below 60 or above 90) temperatures. Heavy winds can also damage your plant.
If you want to grow your ginger outdoors, you’ll need to start it in a pot, indoors during the colder months. You can then transplant the root plant outside for the spring and summer. Soil temperatures should fall between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit for the warmer seasons. When planting outside, choose a spot with partial shade and keep the ginger away from trees. Plant your, eyes up, and cover with an inch of soil. Make sure your plants are at least 15 inches apart.Water it regularly. While ginger is a water-loving plant, overdoing it can cause disease, so be careful.