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carlton, Georgia
veribest
Nov 26, 2017 12:36 PM CST
'm in NE Georgia. I'm hoping for success after planting the nice big hearts of this years turmeric plants that I've just harvested. My soil never freezes more than an inch and most winters here lately we have no soil freeze. I've used newly acquired root stock the last few years and planted it in early March. Thoughts? Turmeric and ginger are some of the most rewarding growing I've done. Helps in the battle against the totally compromised, conventional American food chain.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 26, 2017 1:27 PM CST
Please, what is the question?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
carlton, Georgia
veribest
Nov 26, 2017 1:35 PM CST
I guess I'm looking to confirm that the replanted root hearts can go 5-6 months dormant w/o rot.
Name: Philip Becker
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Nov 27, 2017 9:20 AM CST
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Our first topic today is Turmeric !
I've read that the best storage for them, IS !!! TA ! DAAH ! Leave them in ground. In spring, they'll come up on there own, accord .
Think about it ! How do they survive in the wild ?🤔???

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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Nov 27, 2017 12:43 PM CST
veribest said:I'm in NE Georgia. I'm hoping for success after planting the nice big hearts of this years turmeric plants that I've just harvested. My soil never freezes more than an inch and most winters here lately we have no soil freeze. I've used newly acquired root stock the last few years and planted it in early March. Thoughts?


I would be concerned about losing the bulbs over the winter to the voles.
If you hadn't dug them, leaving them might be worth doing... but digging them and then planting? I don't think Id be planting them until spring.

Incidentally, I planted Curcuma longa for someone in town last year, (spring planted) and it went through the mild winter last year without problems... this summer it was tripled in size!

I found this site that claims that voles are an issue:
http://www.anaturalfarm.com/li...
Gophers & voles are only pests for Turmeric & Ginger that we have encountered. This is eliminated in plants grown in a container.


Other people claim that ginger is unaffected...

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carlton, Georgia
veribest
Nov 27, 2017 7:09 PM CST
Thanks to all

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