Dany: And this kind of technique will work for other root vegetables.
Zach: You could use it on things like garlic, onions.
Dany: I really want to start growing ginger at my house and Zach’s going to help me out. So we’ve got some soaking in water. What’s that all about?
Zach: So, you want to soak ginger overnight, to absorb moisture before planting.
Zach: That’s what we’ve done here.
Dany: And we’ve got it pre-soaked already. So here’s a piece of ginger. Anything to point out, about this?
Zach: Yeah, we’ve got the stalk that’s beginning. We’ve got some green poking out.
Zach: That needs to be pointing up.
Dany: Okay, so it goes in like that. How deep do I put it in?
Zach: You want to put it about an inch to two inches below the surface of the soil. Inch and a half would be excellent.
Dany: Okay, there we go. Cover it up. Anything I should add to this, to make it kind of work a little bit better?
Zach: So, ginger, being a root, a root stimulator would be an excellent thing to add after planting.
Dany: And, I guess, that’s why you brought this to the table?
Dany: Root trench. So this is a really good one. And what about aftercare? Fertilization, watering, stuff like that.
Zach: So, once it started sprouting, you can fertilize with MicroLife. Any MicroLife will work. You just want to take a little in your hand, sprinkle it out on the soil and kind of work it in.
Dany: Nice. And then, when I water that, it activates. And this kind of technique will work for other root vegetables?
Zach: Yeah, it can work for anything. You could use it on things like garlic, onions, caladiums bulbs, all these things.
Dany: And, I know I can get ginger at my HomeShow Garden Pro, but I’ve seen ginger also at like grocery stores and stuff like that.
Zach: Yeah. And that stuff works too. I know I’ve had experience, where it starts showing some green. Just stick it in the ground.
Dany: There you go. All right. Now, you can make your own ginger. Very easy to use, an enjoyable spice/herb. Thanks Zach.
Zach: Thank you.
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