Greenhouse ginger cultivation in the Northeast

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $7,282.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Melissa Bahret
Old Friends Farm


  • Additional Plants: ginger


  • Crop Production: organic fertilizers
  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    During the summer, greenhouses often go unused by many vegetable and bedding plant producers in the Northeast. This project will explore optimizing greenhouse space by using the hot summer greenhouse environment to grow culinary ginger root. Ginger rhizomes will be produced using bag culture, following Certified Naturally Grown procedures. Outreach will be through a bulletin, a farm tour, and conference session.

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