|I promised everyone a newsletter. Finally, here it is! I know how busy farmers are during the growing season so we will keep these brief, informative, and fun.|
My family moved from Maine to NC and we are doing well... a bit warmer here than Maine! All is well in Hawaii at Puna Organics.
We want to check on your ginger crop, though. How is it growing? We have some tips here to gauge how you're doing. Keep us informed about how your crop is doing. Pictures of your ginger crop are always welcome.
For those of you who have not ordered ginger this year, this is a great way to read about how the crop is grown, what seed we will have available next season and how to order it.
Water and Food for My Ginger
Ginger crops do not like to be overwatered. The soil or media should be allowed to dry out about an inch below the soil surface between waterings. If overwatering is suspected then the crop should be fed more than recommended to compensate for nutrient leaching. Food should be sidedressed at each hilling. A well-balanced food should be provided (example: Sustane, 4-6-4). In container culture, gypsum is also recommended at each feeding so that the nutrients are readily available to the ginger crop. In soil culture, a soil test should have been performed at the beginning of the season. This test is important to determine how adequate nutrient uptake will occur through the season.
|Baby Ginger Rhizomes with Adequate Food and Water (tan piece is seed piece)|