DIY: Grow An Endless Amount of Ginger Indoors Hot

http://eatlocalgrown.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/334x334s/3b/9e/cc/grow-ginger-at-home-95-1419883329.jpg
Help us create more awareness! Please share this article...



Thanks to 17 Apart for the photos!

Zingiber Officinale, or what we call ginger, is one of the easiest plants to propagate and harvest. Being delicious, it is also one of the easiest to eat, and takes the place of many treatments found in the medicine cabinet. Gingersol and shogaols are the active chemical constituents in ginger that are attributed to its healing properties and have been known to have anti-inflammatory properties (NSAIDs), work as immunity boosters, and combat cancerous cells. Ginger has long been known as a panacea for stomach conditions like motion sickness, nausea, morning sickness, and the pesky stomach flu due to its ability to relax the intestinal tract. Even more, it’s spicy which helps get the metabolism going as well as cleansing the colon.

The health benefits of ginger are irrefutable and numerous but lets cut to the revolutionary act of growing your own food and medicine! Ginger is incredibly easy to grow, green thumb or not, but we will break it down step by step. For ease of communication we will call it ginger or ginger root even though ginger is actually the whole plant which has foliage (leaves) and a rhizome, which itself has roots. The part that you buy at the store, peel and eat is actually the ‘rhizome’.

This is the ginger rhizome we can plant!

First, let’s choose a piece of ginger to plant.

You can order one from a seed catalog or find one in a nursery, but I find that it’s easiest just to buy a piece at the store. Try to make it a health-food store or a natural store where the ginger wont be sprayed to oblivion with chemicals that actually inhibit the growth of roots – which is what we are looking to do in this project.

If the ginger has been sprayed you will need to soak it for a night or two until the chemicals dissipate. Now, out of the healthy natural gingers try to pick a piece that is thick, with a nice peel, and has lots of nubs.

Nubs?! What I mean by nubs is that it isn’t a smooth shoot but has lots of dips and curves in it that are almost protruding like little fingers. These nubs are the parts of the rhizome that will regrow into a new plant.

Now, let’s talk soil.

The soil needs to be ‘loamy’, which just describes the particles that make up the soil.

Loam is sand, silt, and clay and it’s these properties that define how well the soil holds moisture. In the case of ginger we need a soil that will retain some moisture so that it never dries out but we want to make sure that we don’t have soppy dense soil that will drown and suffocate our root.

The soil also needs to be nutrient rich which can be maintained by adding organic matter, compost, or an organic fertilizer.

Now, let’s talk containers.

Basically, pick a container where you can plant your ginger and allow it some space to grow, but it doesn’t need much. I try to recycle a container that I have already used for something else. The ginger root stays towards the top of the soil not extending too far down so a shallow container works well. I cut an old plastic juice jug, about a gallon size, that so it was about 4-5 inches deep, 7 inches wide and slit holes in the bottom to make sure there was proper drainage.

Now, let’s plant!

Fill your vessel with soil. I like to pre-water mine so that the soil if uniformly damp but has had time to drain through. You can plant your ginger whole or you can cut it into smaller pieces.

I like to cut the ginger into chunks but its important to make sure that theses chunks all have growth nubs on them. After I cut the ginger I let it heal over night so that there isn’t an open juicy wound.

Now, place your pieces of ginger into the soil, nubs up, and cover with an inch or so of loose soil.


Everyone knows green smoothies are healthy, right? However…
Have you heard of a “red” smoothie? If not, check out this true story…

---> “Red” Smoothie Helps Alabama Girl Shed 80lbs!


Caring for your Ginger plant

Now, we need to sustain the life of this plant but caring for your ginger is as easy as the planting requirements. You shouldn’t ever let it dry out but you don’t need to over water it either. I check the soil with my thumb: if I feel moisture and it sticks to my skin a little bit, then I leave it alone. If the soil feels almost sandy and drops off of my skin, I give the rhizome a nice spritzer. I never drop more than a shot of water on my ginger, unlike other plants where you soak the soil through and through. Ginger needs some sunlight, different people have different recommendations, but I keep mine in a room where it never gets direct sunlight, because I don’t have a room with direct sunlight, and it does fine. Being a tropical plant it does like warm humid conditions. These conditions don’t need to be replicated as it can be hard, but try to keep that in mind when choosing a home for your plant. Don’t leave it outside when it’s going to frost, don’t leave it in direct sunlight to dry out, don’t put it in the room that has the worse draft… Just be mindful and the job is easy. I’ve seen ginger survive year round in Vermont under less than optimal conditions which makes me think it can be grown close to anywhere!

Viola! The dirty work is done! Don’t forget to congratulate yourself on taking a step towards health and independence! Now, sit back. The new rhizomes won’t be fully matured for at least 8-10 months but during that period you can cut off chunks of the root for use without harming the plant as it will regenerate.

A beautiful woman in the backwoods of Vermont gave me these directions however many sites online have documented their efforts. Here are some additional sources to go by:

Sources: organichealth.co5acresandadream.comtropicalpermaculture.com17apart.com

Editors note: Click here to Find a Local Farmer

A quick note from our founder-

Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon Bleu chef Peter Servold.

Well, today this new this new incredible Paleo Cookbook is finally available to be shipped right to your door for FREE

That's right -- as a special launch promotion, we're offering our brand new Paleo fat loss cookbook to you for free (Chef Pete lost 60 lbs using these recipes!) -- All you have to do is just cover a small shipping cost (international shipping is a bit more).

Get your FREE copy of Paleo Eats Here. (Grab this today, because we only ordered a small batch of these cookbooks for this freebie promotion, and they will sell out FAST!)

--> Get The Free Cookbook

Help us create more awareness! Please share this article...

FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD (Limited Offer)

ebook-cancer-causing-foods-full-size

Turmeric Fights Inflammation and Cancer:

Learn These 7 Easy Ways To Eat (and Drink) It

"Turmeric is one of the Most Powerful Natural Medicines Known to Man"

Yes, Send Me My Free Book
 

Do You Know Your Body’s Most Important Weight Loss Secret?

By J. Davis III

Category: HEALTH
Tags: HEALING | HEALTHY FATS | REMEDIES

trackingRecently, Doctor of Naturopathy, weight-loss expert and best-selling Amazon author Liz Swann Miller, creator of the Red Smoothie Detox Factor, revealed 2 of the secrets to easy, steady weight loss. Secrets the big food corporations do their best to hide from us.

Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Don’t fall for the lie that you have to deprive yourself to lose weight.

Secret #2: stop eating out. You will automatically eat less without even noticing.

Then start detoxing your body with tasty, nourishing smoothies that are just as easy on your wallet as they are easy to make.

Because a single day of enjoying Liz’ smoothies demonstrated the radical power of her superfood-packed red smoothies to make me feel incredibly good.

Now prepare yourself for one of the biggest weight loss secrets there is. A secret that, when you use it properly, can transform your body and your health.

You probably know most of us eat too much processed food. What you may not know is that it’s full of toxic chemicals and substandard, dirt-cheap ingredients designed to make you eat more…and force you to gain weight.

Here’s how it works...

“That stuff is just a lot of calories your body can’t use,” Liz told me, “Some are poison. And all these foods are stripped of the anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that help your body detox. The result? Your body expends huge amounts of calories to eliminate some toxins—the rest, it stores in your fat to protect you. This is why most people are hungry all the time. They’re not getting energy they need.”

“So… what’s going on with me? Why am I losing weight but not going hungry?”

Liz paused, then dropped the bombshell.

Your body is designed to burn fat. You just have to let it.

“What? I thought we were designed to store fat?!?” We were Skyping and I was practically shouting. Then I heard Liz say…

What good is a fat reserve if you can’t burn it?

Mind blown...

Liz continued: “You’re drinking smoothies packed with phytonutrients, anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories that pull toxins out of you like a tractor beam. Allowing your body to burn those toxin-filled fat stores… and releasing tremendous amounts of stored energy.”

So that’s why I’m losing weight without going hungry.

Watch Liz’ free presentation. It’s packed with revolutionary weight loss information—information that works. Because it’s based on how nature works.

Click the button below only if you want to wear smaller clothes, breathe easier, move more freely and just plain feel better.

Because when you click here to watch Liz’ life-changing presentation, you’ll learn

  • Which calories help you lose weight…and which ones help you gain it…
  • The “diet” foods…some of them vegetables…that lead to weight gain and diabetes…
  • The “low-fat” foods that can dramatically increase your risk of cancer.
  • And the superfoods that rescue your body from this assault by detoxing you…

Revitalizing your metabolism so you can

Shed pounds as well as toxins, renew your body and reset your internal clock by up to 7 years.

For next the week only, Liz is offering the Red Smoothie Detox Factor at 50% off.

Because until now, the Red Smoothie Detox Factor has been available only to Liz’ private clients. But now that she’s perfected it to work for almost everyone, almost every time, Liz is sharing it with rest of us so we can feel better and look better.

So if you’re sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, do yourself a favor.

Get Red Smoothie Detox Factor before the price goes back up.

Because Liz offers a ridiculously good guarantee. You have 60 days to decide you love the Red Smoothie Detox Factor. If you don’t love it—for any reason, or even no reason at all —Liz will refund your money. 100%. No questions asked.

So go watch her presentation and get the Red Smoothie Detox Factor.

 

---> Learn more: Red Smoothie Detox


Natural Diabetes Treatment Works Better Than Prescription Drugs *PROOF*

By Richard Neal

Category: HEALTH
Tags: HEALING | REMEDIES | PREVENTION

According the latest statistics, diagnosed and undiagnosed diabetes in the United States is reaching epidemic levels:

Total: 29.1 million people or 9.3% of the population have diabetes.

Diagnosed: 21.0 million people.

Undiagnosed: 8.1 million people (27.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed).

Source: CDC Website

Drugs Treat Symptoms, Not Disease

Pharmaceutical companies have been trying to shut these doctors down simply for revealing the truth about diabetes.

Scientific studies have proven that type 2 diabetes can be reversed naturally - but this information has been hidden and suppressed for decades.

Diabetics can normalize blood sugar, and be taken off all medication and insulin injections completely naturally.

Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes in a shocking new online presentation.

In 3 Weeks, 71% Type 2 Diabetics Were Taken off ALL Medication

96% of patients were able to stop all insulin injections and 81% achieved complete relief of painful neuropathy.

Groundbreaking research published by the University of Kentucky, University of California and Newscastle University prove that type 2 diabetes CAN be reversed.

Blood sugar normalizes... neuropathy pain goes away...

Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine have perfected these techniques and helped tens of thousands of their patients end the need for medication and insulin injections 100% naturally.

You don't have to suffer anymore, Learn the truth about your diabetes and stop this disease dead in its tracks right now.

Groundbreaking New Research

Doctors at the International Council for Truth in Medicine are revealing the truth about diabetes that has been suppressed for over 21 years.

Last year they helped over 17,542 type 2 diabetics end the need for prescription drugs, insulin injections and blood sugar monitoring.

This year they're on track to help over 30,000.

In just a few weeks, 96% of their patients are able to stop ALL diabetes medication and insulin injections.

No more neuropathy pain, pricking your finger, or the need for expensive medication.

Learn about this groundbreaking new research here:

 

---> Learn more about this Natural Diabetes Treatment


#1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat

By J. Davis III

Category: HEALTH
Tags: HEALING | PREVENTION

I bet you can’t guess which muscle in your body is the #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat.

This “hidden survival muscle” in your body will boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance when unlocked.

If this “hidden” most powerful primal muscle is healthy, we are healthy.

posture.jpg

Is it:

a) Abs

b) Chest

c) Glutes

d) Hip Flexors

Take the quiz above and see if you got the correct answer!

P.S. Make sure you check out the next page to get to know the 10 simple moves that will bring vitality back into your life!

==> Click here to discover which “hidden survival muscle” will help you boost your energy levels, immune system, sexual function, strength and athletic performance permanently!

 

--> Find out the “hidden” most power survival muscle here…


More Health Resources:
  1. "Red" Smoothie Helps Alabama Girl Shed 80lbs!
  2. Thе Fastest Wау Tо Lose Weight In 4 Weeks
  3. #1 muscle that eliminates joint and back pain, anxiety and looking fat
  4. Your Birth Date + Name - Free Report
  5. The "Instant Switch" Law Of Attraction
  6. The 3 reasons you should NEVER eat wheat -- Yes, even "whole wheat"
  7. [PROOF] Reverse Diabetes with a “Pancreas Jumpstart”
  8. Why Some People LOOK Fat that Aren't
  9. Diabetes Destroyer System
  10. His wife REFUSED to let them amputate his legs!
  11. Unlock Your Hip Flexors
  12. Doctors Reversed Diabetes in Three Weeks

Help us create more awareness! Please share this article...

Take 2 minutes to help our project...?

You can absolutely help us make a difference RIGHT NOW! Here's how to help:
#1- Follow us on your favorite social site for important updates:   Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest
#2- Do a quick search of your Zip Code & RATE or SHARE just one Farm or Farmers Market near you

Enter your Zip Code and hit Search to find Farms & Farmers Markets:

If you see a listing for a business you know, please take a few seconds to give them a nice rating! And if you notice we are missing anyone it's really easy to Add A New Listing.

Thanks for reading, if you enjoyed this please share. And we're always intested in you comments. Thanks!