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growing ginger in the pacific nw

Jahnavi Veronica


Joined: Feb 22, 2011
Posts: 42
Does anybody have experience growing ginger in or around cascadia?  The information I've found so far tells me to grow it in a container, but I wanna put it in the ground!  I have some ideas about how to make a warmer area for the ginger to grow, but would love to hear about other human's experiences.
T. Joy


Joined: Feb 03, 2011
Posts: 438
I'm wondering about growing ginger too...
Charles Kelm


Joined: Apr 30, 2010
Posts: 148
Location: Western Washington (Zone 7B - temperate maritime)
I know they grow it in greenhouses in Bellingham.


Western Washington (Zone 7B - temperate maritime)
Mekka Pakanohida


Joined: Aug 16, 2010
Posts: 383
Location: Zone 9 - Coastal Oregon
urtica wrote:
Does anybody have experience growing ginger in or around cascadia?  The information I've found so far tells me to grow it in a container, but I wanna put it in the ground!  I have some ideas about how to make a warmer area for the ginger to grow, but would love to hear about other human's experiences.


I understand it does grow wild here (Southwest Oregon Coast), try contact a nursery in your area that specializes in native plants.
Rob Sigg


Joined: Feb 04, 2010
Posts: 710
Location: PA-Zone 6
Sorry but what zone are you in? I started ginger a year ago in the late spring and it came up and grew really well. I wish I would have had taken pictures. Before frost I cut down the dead greens and scattered them on top, then placed more straw on it. I then topped it off with big rocks, to try and insulate the roots. I will know if this was successful this spring, but as far as one growing season goes, it went really well, and it was yummy.

Im in zone 6.


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Matt Ferrall


Joined: Dec 26, 2008
Posts: 555
Location: Western WA,usda zone 6/7,80inches of rain,250feet elevation
    
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Ive had good luck with Mioga ginger(Zingiber mioga).Mine have proven perennial down to 7 degrees farenhight(zone 6-7 west of the cascades) without mulch and have spread to form a large patch.They are invasive at the Bullocks.You dont eat the roots but the shoots and flowers.


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Jonathan 'yukkuri' Kame


Joined: May 23, 2010
Posts: 488
Location: Foothills north of L.A., zone 9ish mediterranean
    
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Mt.goat wrote:
Ive had good luck with Mioga ginger(Zingiber mioga).Mine have proven perennial down to 7 degrees without mulch and have spread to form a large patch.They are invasive at the Bullocks.You dont eat the roots but the shoots and flowers.


LOVE myoga!  One could sell that for a good markup at a Japanese or Korean market. 

Ginger is a traditional crop in Japan...which is wet temperate, not so different from the PNW. 

Let it die back and heavily mulch to protect from cold.
John Polk
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Joined: Feb 20, 2011
Posts: 6456
Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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"West of the Cascades" is in zone 8.  The following link supplies several growers here (as well as to zones 4-5!).

http://www.eastbranchginger.com/




 
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