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turmeric and ginger in the nw

hi,
does anybody know if turmeric or/and ginger can be grown in the northwest, i use alot of it, would be cool to grow it...

kat
 

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I feel for you. My family is from India, & I too use a LOT of Tumeric & Ginger in my cooking.

Tumeric I've never grown myself, but if I want fresh, I can usually find it at one of the local Asian supermarkets. Otherwise, the powdered works well for me.

Now Ginger I have grown, but more as a novelty, because I use so much of it & it takes so long to produce usable tubors that it's not really worth it. I just buy a piece at the market that has visible fresh eyes/buds on it, & plant it horizontally in a large pot just barely beneath the surface of the soil. It will sprout green sort of bamboo-like leaves & the tubor will begin to expand. At the end of the season & before frost, I either bring it inside if I have room, or dig up the new tubors & use it.

I don't know much about the northwest, but as both tumeric & ginger are tropicals, I don't think they're something you could grow year-round.
 
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I don't know about tumeric in your part of the country, but if we can grow ginger in hoophouses here in Maine and get a harvest of baby ginger in the fall, so should you.

Termeric is a longer season crop.

I have some photos that I'll post in another thread.

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thanks wayne, i saw the other posts, i will try for the heck of it, ...
thanks frances, i shall see what happens.
 

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