I have this great book called Don't Throw It, Grow It. It has 68 different windowsill plants grown from kitchen scraps! Today i tried the directions for growing ginger. I had some left over ginger that I wasn't able to use before it started growing.
Though you don't have to wait until your ginger is growing like mine to try out this simple DIY.
All you have to do is grab a shallow dish with drainage holes. My holes are really large, so I used this piece of handmade cabbage paper to cover them up. I tore off two pieces.
Then I placed them over the holes.
Next, I filled the dish up 2/3 of the way with regular soil, and then I placed the ginger on top of the dirt.
I watered the little guy.
Then I placed him under my grow light. No photos of the lights, but I use two ikea FOTO aluminum pendant lamps with 65 watt compact fluorescent full spectrum photo bulbs. I've had great luck with just one of these guys, and just recently up it to two lights.
This is my little garden. A Gerbera Daisy (in a DIY planter), an orchid (no clue what kind), some tiny cacti, and our newest addition the ginger!
Happy DIYing! chris