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 turmeric in my tropical collection. Below the video is a list of fun facts to apply to your growing experience.
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 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.
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 pieces or rhizomes you will get to enjoy. I store mine in a brown paper bag in the kitchen pantry where it is dry and cool. Read below for additional ideas!
Why Grow This Plant?
Many today consider using Turmeric Pills or Turmeric Supplements for their health benefits. I don’t think people realize that not all Turmeric Curcumin are the same. To be sure you are getting the complete benefits why not consider growing your own and using it fresh? In this post, I share with you how easy it really is to grow this beneficial rhizome. Turmeric adds a warm spiciness and a vivid hue to most any food by simply grinding it. 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!
Here are some fun recipes on my site that may inspire you to grow your own spice and herbs!
I love to share all the fun menu ideas including the ways to prepare the food that is truly making a difference in our lives. Today
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,