What is a ginger plant?

Answer Ginger is grown and harvested for it root system, or rhizomes. This plant is available in both evergreen and deciduous varieties. There is both a culinary (Zingiber officinale) and a wild type (Asa... Read More »

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How to Plant Wild Ginger & Ginger Root?

Wild ginger and ginger root grow differently, but offer similar purposes. Native to North America, wild ginger (asarum) is a lush perennial with flowers lasting well past their season. Harvest wild... Read More »

How to Plant Ginger Rhizomes?

Ginger is a pungent ingredient in many recipes from stir fry to cookies as well as being the primary flavor for the soda drink called ginger ale. The flavoring comes from the root of the ginger pla... Read More »

Information on the Ginger Plant?

The ginger plant is classified as the officinale species with the Zingiber genus, which is in the Zingiberaceae family. This plant, which is found throughout Asia and in Latin America and Africa, p... Read More »

Who discovered the ginger plant?

No one knows who discovered the ginger plant, although evidence of its use goes back to ancient times. The Hindu epic "Mahabharata," written in 4,000 B.C., refers to it being used as a cooking spic... Read More »