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Growing tumeric!

Postby Elmigo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:36 am

It was my fathers idea, putting tumeric roots in the soil to watch them grow. Next year I will have a pot filled with tumeric roots. When needed I can dig it up, cut off a piece and put the rest back in the soil to grow more. I found that tumeric is also very ornamenal with its fine soft green leaves. It takes a while for the first greens to show up above the ground, but once it shows the plant grows very fast! We grow it indoors, it's still a tropical.

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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:58 am

You never fail to amaze me, Elmigo, and your posts and pictures make the forum a far better place....so please keep up the good work.
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Elmigo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:19 am

Thank you so much! I try to share all experiments when I have time and I hope some are inspiring and new for others too. I think what Westi once said was right, my motto could be "Grow anything, anywhere!" :lol:

Perhaps I'll try ginger roots too!
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:27 pm

I don't know if you can get BBC programmes in the Netherlands but tumeric was mentioned on Gardeners' Question Time 9 August
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0007djv Scroll down and it is 23 minutes in.
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Elmigo » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:20 pm

So apparently tumeric is kept as a houseplant more often than I thought, that's amazing! (Yes I can get BBC here too) and it's also very well possible in the UK to grow indoors.

This is my fathers' tumeric which was put in the soil a bit earlier this year. Like mentionned in the radio clip, very ornamental too!

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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Stephen » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:09 pm

That's great. I'm not into house plants myself but it interesting to see what other people do.
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Westi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:49 pm

I really like that as a plant Elmigo, very attractive & not too big. Hmm, might look into that as real turmeric is nothing like the shop bought. I have had my ginger in the greenhouse, just sitting there looking at me but in just the last couple of weeks it has got itself a green shoot, after about 3 months! I'm not hopeful for any sort of crop but I will take it down to lottie & put it in the tunnel over winter where the fluctuations will be less as the greenhouse is not heated.
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby retropants » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:47 am

that looks like a lovely houseplant Elmigo! I might try one myself.
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Re: Growing tumeric!

Postby Elmigo » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:59 am

When my father tried to grow ginger roots it started rotting away. Apparently it needs less moisture? I have no idea but it's been said that ginger is a little more difficult than tumeric.

Oh yes, definitely try tumeric as a houseplant!
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