How To Grow Turmeric

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What would cooking be without herbs and spices? Trust me I do not really want an answer to that question. Every year I go all out growing different herbs and spices, both indoors and outdoors. This year we added yet another new one into the mix, I learnt how to grow turmeric.

Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years. It is considered a super food that is vital to Siddha medicine. It is known to have many health benefits which include anti inflammatory, antioxidant cancer fighting properties. It is also the main ingredient in yellow curry. One of those plants that are very easy to grow, as it does not require any maintenance or even fertilizer.

How To Grow Turmeric

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • turmeric roots
  • garden spade
  • compost
  • large container (optional)
  • potting mix (optional)

Step By Step Instructions:

Step 1.

Using your garden spade dig a few holes in
your garden about to 4 inches deep. The holes
should also be 1 to 2 feet apart.

Step 2.

Place a single turmeric root into each hole and
cover it up with dirt.

Step 3.

Water well and wait for the plants to come up.
It can take up to a few months before you see anything.

Turmeric goes dormant in he winter time. This is usually the best time of the year to harvest yours. Do not expect to get a whole bunch of it in the first year, it is best to wait for the second year harvest. It should take about 4 months before it is ready for harvest.

The plants do well in the shade, so you do not necessarily have to find a sunny spot to plant them. If you live in an area which is too cold, it is still possible to grow turmeric indoors in pots. Just follow the same directions but instead of the garden, plant them in pots.

You can watch the video below on how to grow turmeric…

You can watch the video below on how to grow turmeric in pots…


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