How to Grow Your Own Turmeric
If you saw a list of all the ways herbalists use turmeric to help improve people’s health, it would be so extensive you might think it unbelievable. Learning Herbs shares insight on turmeric.
How to Grow your own turmeric. It is FAR better than buying it
To grow turmeric indoors, just follow these simple steps:
1. Break a larger rhizome into a small rhizome piece that has two or three buds.
2. Fill the pots with rich organic soil, which is lightly moist but well drained. The ideal pH ranges from 6.0 to 7.8.
3. Place it about two inches below the surface of the soil, with the buds facing up.
3. Water the container.
That’s all there is to it!
Turmeric likes water. So try watering it once every two days. In order to stimulate new root growth you want the soil to become slightly dry between watering without letting it become bone dry at any point. Plants naturally send out roots to search for water when conditions become too dry. If you space out watering to once every two days you can encourage new growth by stimulating this “sense” while keeping your soil adequately moist.
How to Harvest Turmeric
Turmeric takes between 6 to 10 months for the edible rhizomes to mature. Harvesting is easy, just dig up the entire plant including the roots.
Cut the needed amount off a finger at the edge of the pot and then return the soil.
Turmeric is a perennial herb plant that re-shoots every spring; it will continue to produce roots.
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