Like in grade school, I had a field trip today that was amazing. I went to visit a garden of a man who grows food for his family and makes his own cane syrup, grows heirloom vegetables, ferments his harvests and so much more. It was fascinating. He offered advice, showed me some tips and then he pointed out a plant I was thrilled to see. Turmeric!
Many of you know that it is a spice that offers some holistic help with our glucose numbers. Adding it to your food makes them lively. I have only seen it as an expensive powder in the store and had no idea how it grew.
It looks just like fresh ginger, but the color is that deep orange-yellow. You just chop up a chunk of it into your meal and let it flavor your meal. To grow it, all you need is a little "finger" and put it in the ground and watch it grow. The leaf looks like ginger too.
I am always looking for ways to grow the expensive foods I like to keep on hand, and this is a gold mine. This is a great plant even for those of you who just grow things in a pot in your kitchen window. It will do well just about anywhere.
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