How To Grow Your Own Turmeric

Turmeric in BloomIn this post, I share how I grow my own turmeric in my home garden.  You will see my video showing what the turmeric plant looks like.  I also share a photo of the plant blooming in the summer.

How to Grow Your Own Turmeric

The vlog featuring the turmeric I grow in my home garden is one of my favorites.  Notice in the video how warm and humid it is in the space where I grow mine.  I have never grown the turmeric outside of the dome garden.  The plant spends the winters in the dome where it only gets down to about 45*F. I love having the turmeric in my tropical collection. Below the video is a list of fun facts to apply to your growing experience.

This video on Bren Haas YouTube channel.  I hope you will consider subscribing so you get to see more vlogs by me.

Highlights of Growing Turmeric

Turmeric plant in container

Below are a few points to pay attention to when growing your own turmeric.  It is super easy to enjoy in most any garden if you follow a few basic tips.

  • Do not let the turmeric rhizome freeze or it will rot and you won’t be able to replant.  (rhizome is the seed or tuber of the plant)
  • It is best to harvest and start new crops each year if you aren’t going to winter over the main plant.
  • Use loose, sandy soil when planting the turmeric.
  • DO NOT over water if grown in containers.

Turmeric Rhizome in Container

3-4 year old Turmeric

What I enjoy Doing With Turmeric

Besides growing the beautiful plant that kind of looks like a canna, is harvest it.  When you harvest the turmeric in late fall when the leaves turn brown it is like an Easter Egg hunt.  You never know how many new Tumeric pieces you will get to enjoy.  I store mine in a brown paper bag in the kitchen pantry where it is dry and cool.  We use a lot of turmeric for cooking and smoothies.  Check out some of my recipes using this delicious item you can grow on your own!

Let’s Connect

I would love to hear from you so be sure to comment below and tell me what you think about growing your own.  My website is filled with lots of fun creative growing and living so check it out.

Happy Growing Your Own,

Bren Haas

 

 

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