Like most garden plants, ginger prefers mildly acidic soils. Or, can it grow in an open garden with limited shade? Because ginger prefers areas with morning sun only (two to five hours of direct sunlight per day), away from large roots and swampy areas, you have to choose your planting area carefully. A plastic pot is better than terra cotta, as long as you poke plenty of drainage holes in the base. You can purchase one from a garden supply store, nursery, or seed company. So I am going to, "Really useful and thank you for the good information, from Iran. Right now I’m in the learning process with growing ginger, so I don’t consider myself an expert who can give an opinion yet. Take a look at the simple steps to follow below: 1. ", continue. Step 1: Soak the Ginger. For a potted herb, tap the plant out of the container, loosen some of the root ball at the bottom to encourage the roots to expand outwards, than place it in your soil and water. I never planted ginger and had no idea how it grew. Chinese ginger (Zingiber officinale), also known as common ginger, is the same ginger used in many dishes and for its reputed medicinal properties. Start with a fresh looking ‘hand’ of ginger and cut off some of the fingers with visible growing tips. I just wanted to know if it would, "I am a beginner at planting ginger on an acre of land. The article suggests that people should (1) soak non-organic ginger in warm water overnight to help stimulate inhibited plants, but also (2) after cutting, leave the pieces in a dry location for a few days to allow them to form a protective callus. Last Updated: November 18, 2020 I've been growing ginger at home for years, and ginger would have to be a serious contender for the title "most neglected plant" in my garden. It's not. Links: //