Image of tropical green Zinziber Ginger in the garden

Ginger (Zingiber) Plants

FLOW-GINGER-1-5

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If you are a regular stir fry lover, then you will know how much the fresh, zingy flavour a thumb of ginger can add to a dish.  Stop buying the tired old roots sold in the supermarket and grow your own instead.  It will taste fresher and give a lush, tropical feel to your garden.  

Our Ginger plants come in a 1.5 litre pot. As this is a member of the Ginger family, we recommend that you grow this plant in a large pot.  This limits spread and makes it easier to harvest.  

What is Zingiber Ginger?  

Zingiber Ginger is an aromatic perennial plant that grows abundantly in tropical climates.  In the right conditions, they grow to about 60 - 90 cm tall, producing long, tropical green leaves.

Knobbly brown Ginger roots (rhizomes) are often used in Asian (and more recently) European cuisine. In fact, it was one of the first spices to have been exported from Asia, and was used by ancient Greeks and Romans.

Culinary Uses for Zingiber Ginger  

Ginger roots can be minced, julienned or candied.  Young Ginger root doesn't need to be peeled. Harvest in autumn and freeze for easy use by grating it during the year.

We love Ginger in Asian-style marinades with black bean sauce, soya sauce and garlic.  Ginger adds a fresh, spicy punch to smoothies, or make a sweet and spicy ginger syrup to drizzle over a beetroot and carrot salad.  

Growing Conditions - Zingiber Ginger

Ginger plants love hot humid conditions, rich loamy soil.  They will grow in a sunny - partly shaded spot.  Plant the rhizomes 15 - 20 cm apart, and 5 - 10 cm deep.  Companion plant with Kaffir Lime, Lemongrass, Chillies, and Coriander.  This plant is not rampantly invasive, but it will spread, so we recommend that you grow it in a contained space.

Fertilise during growing season and water moderately in dry periods aiming to keep the soil moist, rather than water-logged.  As the weather cools, reduce watering to encourage root development. Ginger doesn't love the cold, frost, or heavy wind.  If you live in an area with heavy frosts, one option is to grow it in a pot and bring the pot inside over winter.

Harvest Ginger by digging up the entire plant when it is 8 - 10 months old.  Select some roots for immediate replanting, and others for use in the kitchen.   

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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