roots-and-shoots-for-winter-planting-10

The well known main ingredient of Indian curry, the bright yellow colour of the Turmeric tuber can be also used fresh in salads, while the leaves can be used as wraps to steam fish. Best of all the magnificent flowers and large green leaves make Turmeric an attractive tropical plant during the warmer months.


How to grow turmeric in a garden

  1. Choose part shade spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser
  2. Plant the root piece out in 35 cm intervals, 5 cm deep. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3.  Water regularly. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.

 

how-to-grow-turmeric_1551160327809

 

How to grow turmeric in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in a bright or part shade spot. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter
  2. Plant the root piece out in 35 cm intervals, 5 cm deep. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie and Herb Liquid Plant Food
  4. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.

Growing tips

  • Cut back watering during winter months.
  • Cut the yellow leaves off during harvesting.

Companion plants


Project guides & articles

Turmeric

The well known main ingredient of Indian curry, the bright yellow colour of the Turmeric tuber can be also used fresh in salads.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. Being a large growing foliage plant it's perfect as a screen tree or feature tree.

Basil

Basil is a deliciously fragrant, quick growing herb that pairs perfectly with tomatoes, garlic and lemon.

Borage

Borage is grown for its pretty flowers. The flowers are edible and are used in salads and cake dressings and bees love to forage on them!


Recommended products

Yates Seed Raising Mix

An ideal mix for germination of vegetable, herb and flower seeds and for cutting propagation.