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.
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.
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!