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Anybody with experience growing tumeric?

Post  boffer on 5/13/2013, 8:58 pm

I planted a piece of root, and after two months it has finally sent up a shoot and is getting its second leaf. Now what can I expect?
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Re: Anybody with experience growing tumeric?

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/13/2013, 10:12 pm

Boffer,

Welcome back! I've missed you.

Unfortunately, I know nothing about tumeric, except that it's on my spice shelf and contains many antioxidants.
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Re: Anybody with experience growing tumeric?

Post  boffer on 5/13/2013, 11:52 pm

Thank you, Donna. Aren't you past due for a name change? Something more appropriate like...donnainzone5? tongue

I was in an organic food store, and an employee I knew handed me a sad looking piece of root and said, 'Here, see if you can grow this.' I said 'OK, what is it?' I had never seen a tumeric root before; I would have guessed it was ginger.

It likes hot wet weather, and needs 8-10 months to mature. Not a good choice for the PNW!
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Re: Anybody with experience growing tumeric?

Post  southern gardener on 5/14/2013, 12:06 am

welcome back! I'm curios to see how well you do with it. It's supposed to be really good for you!!
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Post  boffer on 5/14/2013, 12:52 am

Thank you, SG. I've been on a 'good for you' diet, so hopefully I can figure out how to use it.
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Post  southern gardener on 5/14/2013, 1:50 am

@boffer wrote:Thank you, SG. I've been on a 'good for you' diet, so hopefully I can figure out how to use

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We bought a Vitamix blender and make lots of smoothies. There is a girl on facebook that uses different types of foods/herbs/etc to make "good for you" smoothies. I can send you the link if you're interested. The more I learn about how good fresh foods are so much better for you, the more fascinated I become! Good to see you back!
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Re: Anybody with experience growing tumeric?

Post  Chopper on 5/14/2013, 3:43 am

If you are on a good for you diet at least you have a head start with the vegetable garden. Smile Turmeric is tropical so I would not hold my breath but who knows. Anything can happen. I put turmeric and ginger in my smoothie and love it. I tried to grow ginger once but it did not take. So how is that for no help at all?

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Post  walshevak on 5/14/2013, 6:12 am

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You wit and inovative tricks have been missed. Glad to see you posting again.

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