How to grow ginger - The easiest way to get hold of a ginger plant is to break the little "finger" end pieces off a root of ginger. The best ones are those with a shoot bud developing. These look like a small pyramid horn at the end of the root. Other ways are to divide an existing ginger plant or use fresh ginger root that you can buy from your local market or supermarket. The roots will shoot readily. Try to take at least a two inch length of root for the best results.