*Our Tumeric plants are still in dormant state the roots are healthy and waiting for the right time to reshoot new leaf. Expect this to happen mid spring. Order now and let us know when you want us to send the plant to you.
Turmeric is a plant that is used as a spice and is also found in a wide variety of food supplements on account of its digestive, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In modern times turmeric powder can be purchased in the normal grocery shops, whilst some high quality extract powder have been capsulated and sold in many health store.
Traditionally the turmeric roots are used as condiment to rice, and often used medicinally to treat mouth ulcers, high blood pressure, eczema, skin infection and many other conditions. With high anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties, the turmeric has been processed into juice and given to women after childbirth to helps with their internal recovery. Note that turmeric is very popular herbs used in Ayurvedic treatment and medications.
It is recommended that fresh turmeric is used for dishes that would be consumed raw – shakes, milk, smoothies, and even pickles. When cooking,powdered turmeric works better, although you can use fresh turmeric too.
The fresh turmeric leaves are also very popular in Asian dishes like the Rendang, rich chicken dishes with coconut cream, and often used as part of marinades in Satay, and use as a wrap for fish and meat on the barbecue.
In some cultures the leaves are used as part of potpourri to fragrant the room, in the bath and part of religious rituals.
Turmeric plants are deciduous and often die off during winter but re-emerge around the summer time. They are easily grown in a container and will produce bigger leaves size the older they get.
Full sun or part shade
Need regular watering during summer.
It grows in all soil types, preferably in light and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Best to grow in a large pot as they will spread out.
Liquid fertiliser during growing season around Spring to late summer. 3-4 times a year with old chicken manure.
Need protection from frost. Dormant around winter, plant can die off if too much water then come back on the following growth season.
Trim in early spring after frosts have passed to 15cm to encourage fresh foliage to develop