It is well known that turmeric is a wonderful healthy spice which has 600 therapeutic and preventive health benefits at the minimum level, and powerful anti-septic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory characteristics.
How to Grow This Spice at Your Home?
This super healthy root is grown from rhizomes – root cuttings, because turmeric doesn’t propagate seeds. So, you just need to get one turmeric root, which you can buy in the closest supermarket or in your local health store. Just follow the simple instructions. First, you need to break a larger rhizome into a small rhizome piece, which has 2 or 3 buds. Then, you need to fill your pots with a rich organic soil, which is lightly moist but well drained. You need to place the rhizomes 2 inches below the surface of the soil – with the buds facing up and water the container when you are all done.
How the Turmeric Need to Be Watered?
Turmeric should be watered constantly, that is every two days, and it should be kept moist in dry and hot places. But, in cooler places, turmeric need less water.
How to Harvest Turmeric?
Turmeric root, and also its stems and leaves are harvested when they are mature enough and generally that process takes 8-10 months, and then dig them up. Don’t forget to set a couple of pieces for the next planting.
Note: You need to change the soil of the first plant, because it probably had drained all the nutritive substances.
How This Plant Should Be Stored and Used?
The roots of turmeric should be kept in a dry and cool place until use. Then, boil them for 45 minutes and dry them within a period of one week, until they are dried well. Next, put gloves on your hands and peel and grind the roots. Turmeric can be used in various kinds of dishes, such as: turmeric latte or turmeric tea.
Turmeric is a magical and 100 per cent organic spice, that can improve your overall health. Don’t hesitate to try it!
Now that you know how to grow turmeric, plant some and share your experience with others. Tell us how did it go.