Growing Ginger and Turmeric

Super Easy To Grow Organically and Enjoy Year-Round
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Freshly harvested organic ginger

Fresh, organic ginger planted in the spring – harvested in the winter

Growing ginger and turmeric is so easy in North Florida you’ll never buy packaged, processed, powdered versions again. Really!  It’s effortless and requires so little time to enjoy fresh, organic, homegrown ginger and turmeric.

They’re roots!  Just put them in the ground, give them some moisture while they sprout and they’ll thrive with little care, water or fuss.  Here’s how. It’s super simple.

Fresh, organic turmeric

Fresh, organic turmeric ready to be planted for next year’s crop.

In the spring, plant pieces of fresh ginger and turmeric in rich soil.  Keep them moist  for a few weeks as they sprout.  They’ll give you pretty green foliage to enjoy all summer and fall.  In late winter, when the foliage dies back, dig up the roots. You’ll have plenty to eat and plenty to put back into the soil for next year’s harvest.  Yep, it’s that easy.

Frozen ginger pieces for year-round enjoyment

I peel and freeze ginger pieces to enjoy my organic harvest year round.

To enjoy homegrown, organic ginger and turmeric year round, I peel them and freeze in a baggie.  I pull out a piece as I need it.  Ginger and turmeric are even easier to grate on a microplane when they’re frozen than when they’re fresh.

Growing these two roots is so easy and rewarding.  You’ll be glad you tried it.

You like growing no-care veggies? Check out sweet potatoes – another ideal North Florida crop for lazy gardeners like me!

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I’ve been gardening organically for 20+ years. I eat mostly vegetarian. I love cooking what I grow and creating healthy new ways to incorporate whole grains, beans and seeds with my harvests. In my sustainable Jacksonville home, I have lowered my carbon footprint with solar power, rainwater harvesting, composting, waste reduction, etc. I'm eager to do more!

I started Sustainable North Florida as a way to connect with other locals who share my passion for protecting our natural resources and eating healthy - and a way to promote and showcase all the wonderfully green things happening in our neighborhoods. My vision is a more sustainable community that lovingly supports one another with knowledge and resources. Jacksonville is a great place to call home!

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