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Ginger and Hot Soil

Posted 7/10/2012 2:34pm by Susan Anderson.

Keep soil temperatures below 90F by using some of these techniques:

  • Measure soil temps with a thermometer to keep temps from getting too high
  • Use shade cloth over the crop - take a look at this article that talks about a study conducted at NC State regarding shade cloth: http://www.greenhousegrower.com/article/27857/black-shade-cloth-versus-reflective-screens
  • If growing in containers, move containers pot to pot to reduce sun exposure on the outside of the containers. This also helps to shade containers using ginger canopy.
  • If water source is cooler than soil temps and soil temp is above 90F, water the ginger in the late morning or early afternoon with the cooler water.

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