WHAT TO PLANT NOW
A thirsty plant that loves the warm weather, ginger can be grown from pieces of fresh root planted at 15cm intervals in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil. Harvest by digging around the plant to cut off older pieces of root, leaving fresh pieces to continue growing.
Plant in rich, fertile soil in a sunny spot with protection from the wind. Space seeds in blocks, rather than single rows, 20cm apart. Keep well-watered and harvest in 11-14 weeks, when the silky threads on the cobs turn brown.
Easy to grow either from seed or ready-to-plant seedlings, position each 20cm apart in a sunny spot with some afternoon shade. You may need to provide some protection from birds. For best flavour and to encourage continuous growth, pick leaves as you need them.