Definitely! I actually put the ginger through first while the basket is clean. I actually obtain a nice amount of ginger juice from an inch cube or so of fresh ginger root. I also juice beets & turnips. I get ALOT of juice from both. Go easy on the beets. They have a very strong flavor that will overpower the taste of your other veggies. Happy Juicing! Hope this helps.
Basically you are able to juice nearly anything besides banana. I would definitely google for a list of what not to juice. I personally have since upgraded to a different juicer because this one broke on me and the feed tube was too small and inconvenient.