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If you've ever eaten East Indian food, you've probably tasted turmeric, the bright yellow, pungent spice. It's usually found in powdered form, but it can also be eaten freshly sliced from the root. Would you believe that you can grow it yourself from tubers that are found in most international markets? If that doesn't catch your attention, you can also grow these same tubers/rhizomes into lovely blooming gingers for your summer garden before you harvest the roots in fall for turmeric.
May 3, 2012 8:03 PM CST
|I use turmeric quite a bit but so far only in powdered form. I will try this for sure! I wonder if it is too late to plant them now for harvesting this fall.|
We had an Indian doctor when we lived in London and he was always singing the praises of turmeric, for anything from a sore throat to a leaky radiator!
May 3, 2012 8:40 PM CST
|Hetty, it's supposed to be planted in January, but I would think with your mild winters it would be fine to plant it now and just watch for it to turn brown. I can send you a few rhizomes if you can't find it there.|
May 4, 2012 4:46 AM CST
|Thank you for an informative article.|
It looks like a pretty house plant!
May 4, 2012 5:46 AM CST
|Thanks Caroline. Yes for you, it would have to be a house plant!|
May 11, 2014 12:16 AM CST
|So, is the Ginger Root "Tumeric" or is it Tumeric Root? I'm confused.|