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Tumeric & Ginger
Wed 23-Sep-09
8:03 pm
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SOL
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Tumeric and Garlic are 2 items I use a lot of in my cooking. Also both very beneficial to the body.

Has anyone grown it in the UK?

How hard was it to grow?

And finally where did you buy it from?

Wed 23-Sep-09
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You can plant a piece of fresh root ginger and it will sprout leaves and eventually grow more roots.

Buy a nice clean smooth looking 'hand' of ginger and select the youngest freshest looking 'finger'. Plant it in multipurpose compost in a medium to large plant pot, just burying in beneath the surface. Water and keep in a warmish light place - indoors in winter, outside or in a greenhouse in summer.

It makes a nice pot plant and may even flower! When it becomes pot bound, use the roots in the kitchen or plant them up to make more plants.

If they get too damp and cold in the winter they rot and won't survive - that's what happened to mine.

C 🙂

Wed 23-Sep-09
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ohhh, thank you. So now when I am in the supermarket I shall stand there and look for the best one.

Hoping someone knows about tumeric and where to get it from.

Thu 24-Sep-09
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There's good information on growing turneric and where to get the roots here
http://www.plantcultures.org/plants/turmeric_grow_it.html

Thu 24-Sep-09
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I have recently started off a new ginger plant, they are so easy to grow. My last one died of red-spider mite so I shall be keeping a watchful eye on this one.

I'll try that again!

Fri 30-Oct-09
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i love them both too i grow some in little pots not done Turmeric though the ginger is going well.

Wed 4-Nov-09
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ginger is in dirt and will wait till the postal stikes are over to order tumeric.  lets see what happens

Wed 4-Nov-09
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How exciting, keep us posted please?

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Did anyone see the re-scheduled programme with chef Nigel Slater last night?

He interviewed a guy who was passionate about Indian spices - and he said of turmeric that it has wonderful properties, especially for placing a small amount on a wound as an antiseptic. I have never heard of that before.

I must have ESP - I bought some turmeric yesterday morning - before the programme ...............

"Work for a cause, not for applause
Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Thu 7-Jan-10
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I didn't see the programme but I always keep Turmeric on the counter, next to salt and pepper.  It gets sprinkled on almost everything I eat.  It's also very good with honey in hot water if you have a sore throat.  It has so many good properties.

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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its good for joints as well, but dont add too much.  it can taste funny

Thu 7-Jan-10
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That's true, but a sprinkle on everything you eat will hardly taste at all.

I'll try that again!

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