Garlic and ginger have been used as natural remedies against numerous ailments for a long time. They are very powerful and can be easily grown at home instead of being bought in bulk at the market.
How to grow your own ginger?
Contrary to what people think, ginger is easy to grow at home. You only need a small piece of rhizome in order to get a full-grown plant. Buy ginger root in your local market and plant it. The plant requires minimal care – all it needs is a moist environment and warm temperature.
After selecting the rhizome, trim it a bit and plant it in soil. Make sure the pot is bigger as the plant needs space to grow. The plant needs high-quality soil rich in nutrients and light watering. Put the pot in a sunny and moist place such as the kitchen. The plant should be fully grown and ready for harvest in 10-12 months – once you take it out, save a small piece of rhizome for the next batch. Keep the harvested ginger in a dry and cool area.
How to grow your own garlic?
Besides the lack of rootstock, garlic is pretty easy to grow at home. Like ginger, it doesn’t require much care as well. Garlic will shoot its own green growths in just a short time – these offshoots are removed in the market to make the vegetable look fresh.
Before planting the garlic, make sure to choose a larger clove. Bury it under 3 inches of soil and keep it moist. However, don’t water it often, as it can make the garlic rot. Garlic is cultivated in October and ready for harvest in the summer when its leaves turn yellow.
After the harvest, store the vegetable in a dark and cool place in order to prevent mold. Garlic stays fresh for 4 months. Plant both vegetables at home and you will have an endless supply of them.