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Little River Cooperative

Culinary Ginger Plant

Regular price $10.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $10.00 USD
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Zingiber officinale

days to maturity: 8-10 months
plant spacing: 1 per square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-10 hours
look out for: rhizomes rotting due to excess moisture
harvest notes: harvest rhizomes in spring after plant dies back

Ginger is a tropical crop most people are very familiar with in the kitchen, but mostly unfamiliar with in the garden. It’s one of the few shade loving food plants we can grow. Ginger is a heavy feeder so it needs to be planted in rich soil and new compost should be added to the area through it’s growth period. Ginger will grow throughout summer and be ready for harvesting in the winter or spring. Throughout summer the plant will send up many leafy shoots forming a small clump, which do not grow taller than 2 feet. In the Fall when the leaves begin to die back and the plant does not make new shoots, it is a clear sign that the plant is sending its energy into the rhizomes and will be ready for harvest in the following months. Ginger is an amazing herb and medicinal plant to have in your garden. Not only is ginger delicious to cook with and for making herbal teas, its also a powerful medicinal plant that aids in digestion, alleviates menstrual cramping, improves immunity, and can even be used topically for skin care. If you have a ginger plant in your garden you can also use the leaves for cooking and making tea, or just hang a bundle of them fresh in your shower for a delicious steam aroma. 


All of our plants are produced using OMRI certified organic materials (potting mix, fertilizer & pesticides) however our nursery is not certified organic. Plants are shipped in compostable peat moss pots and we use heirloom & organic seeds whenever possible.

Shipping & Returns

We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here. 


All of our plants are potted in 4" pots and their foliage size varies based on how large the plant is naturally when its root ball is the correct size for the pot. If a plant is too tall for our shipping box we may prune it to fit (bonus: many plants do better after being pruned since they make bushier growth). We do our very best to ship all of our plants in the "sweet spot" of maturity however so long as the roots have colonized the pot we will consider a plant mature enough to ship.

Care Instructions

When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.

  • What Our Customers Have to Say:

    This is a great, local organization with really knowledgeable & friendly staff. They make gardening easy and accessible, and I've purchased many high quality plants and equipment from them.
    -Kate Black (5 star google review)

  • And Another One:

    How lucky we are to have a resource like Little River Cooperative here in Miami, not only for the access they offer to a great selection of plants and produce, but also for the knowledge they provide and the sense of community they foster!
    -Nick Vagnoni (5 star google review)