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How to grow ginger on a windowsill and enjoy the fresh, fragrant roots

In general, the ginger grown on a windowsill as easy as violet, but it will be on the table fresh herbs, suitable for a delicious home cooking, natural resources and people's kosmetki medicine.

If the planting material was not found in the garden store will fit the root of the store products, most importantly, that he was:

· Dense;

· No trace of rot and damage;

· Medium size - fits in the palm;

· I had some growth points.

Before landing back on the 3-4 hours soaked in warm water - for the awakening of the kidneys (and then need to dry it - not to bend).

Seating capacity should be selected considering the fact that the root system grows ginger preferably not in depth and in width.

The soil should be slightly acidic and loose - it is possible to use a substrate based on peat with the addition of river sand. And the required drainage - expanded clay layer at the bottom of the container plus the landing opening therein for the drainage of surplus moisture not only growth inhibitory ginger, but also impair the taste quality of spices.

At the end of each irrigation, by the way, the soil should be loosened.

Ginger plant is recommended in late February-early March, at an ambient temperature of +19 to +25 degrees. For the development of ginger needed light and drafts are not needed.

When it's summer - it is recommended to move to fresh air, not forgetting to pritenyat from the midday heat.

Dressing should make the entire growth period (every 2-3 weeks), alternating potash fertilizers. Good perceives ginger, particularly mullein, diluted with water least 1:10.

But do not make fertilizers from August - ready to harvest. In early September watering should be cut back, and then - to stop at all, do not need it at the time of ripening of the ginger tuber. A signal that it's time to dig out the root, is a yellowing of the leaves.

Those tubers, which will go on the table, washed in running water and left to dry on a sheet of paper on windowsill, and those who leave for divorce the next year - should be removed in a cool, dry room winter "sleep."

And not necessarily in planting ginger cut off the top part of the plant - for reviews of some gardeners, it it even better preserved.

Ginger on the windowsill, in principle, is resistant to many diseases and pests. But poses a threat to spider mite, which well help or calendula tincture of onion peel (plus - this treatment does ginger harmful to food).

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