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You don’t need a high tunnel to grow ginger

publication date: Oct 1, 2018
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Local and organic ginger is a high-value crop that in the right market can be in high demand. Growing this tropical crop in the Midwest can be a challenge, and thus far, farmers thought they had to own a high tunnel to ensure adequate heat during the variable spring and fall seasons. High tunnel space on most farms is at a premium, so it is expensive space to devote to a long-season crop.

This was the predicament for Melissa Driscoll of Seven Songs Organic Farm. Melissa was growing ginger as part of a four-year crop rotation in her high tunnel. She found a healthy market for ginger and wanted to expand production outside of the high tunnel, not only to save on the expense of building a new tunnel, but also to more easily rotate where ginger is grown throughout her farm.



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