|Curcuma Longa Golden Turmeric Rhizomes|
Growing Golden Turmeric In The home Garden
The golden turmeric is a great addition to the herb garden. It can get quite tall and a lovely shade of green.
August 5, 2017
|Curcuma Longa Leaves|
Because these take so long, we added some apollo spinach seeds and let them sprout. They are growing slowly. And all the little green leaves all over the place disguised the turmeric leaves until I noticed some that were oddly larger than all the other apollo spinach leaves. Viola! Turmeric! I can grow turmeric! Hooray!
The package arrived October 25, 2016. The rhizomes were planted about 4" deep in potting soil within a well drained terra cotta pot. Each time the window seedlings were watered, water was dropped down on the turmeric pot as well.
|Curcuma Longa Sprout|
I'm not sure what's going on under the soil at this time, but will have to wait and see after gaining some really nice foliage and after it dies back as shown by GrowerJim.
It is also possible to grow turmeric in water for starters just to get a jolt of confidence that you do in fact have a viable plant, as shown by SimplyOrganicRecipes.
We are growing the turmeric described here, ginger (in the works) and galangal (in the works) indoors in terra cotta planters as suggested by SFGate. These should all make some very attractive and fragrant house plants.