Turmeric is a very healthy spice, that have many antiseptic and antibacterial components that can help your organism like it is used for healing wounds and it have been studied to rival ibuprofen. So is it possible to grow in your own home?
Is it very easy if you follow these steps?
You can buy turmeric in a local store and it is easy to plant because it is similar like ginger, it is grown from roots, it does not need seed.
- Break a bigger rhizome into a little root piece that has 2 or 3 buds.
- Fill your pots with rich natural soil, which is lightly wet however well drained.
- Put it about two inches below the surface of the soil, with the buds facing up.
- Water the container.
You should water turmeric frequently, more in hot environment, every 2 days or misting with a spray bottle. If you live in cooler places, water less but,keep the soil from ever getting soaked.
Turmeric takes between 8 to 10 months for the edible rhizomes to develop. The majority of herbs can be collected throughout the growing season, but turmeric root is best if harvested simultaneously when fully grown.
When it’s time to harvest the turmeric rhizomes, cut off the tops of the plants with shears to make harvesting easier — this isn’t required, but it allows you to get to the underground rhizomes without having to dodge the large leaves. Water the area thoroughly to soften the ground, then dig up the rhizomes using a trowel. Each plant should have a small handful of rhizomes. Set a few aside to plant in the fall, and use the rest in your kitchen.
Make sure to change the soil, however, since the initial plant probably diminished it of all its nutrients.
Turmeric roots need to be kept in a cool, dry place until use.
How to use it:
- Boil the roots for 45 minutes.
- Dry the turmeric for approximately one week.
- Using gloves to prevent dying your hands bright yellow, peel the roots.
- Grind the peeled rhizomes into the beautiful spice that is used in a lot of recipes.