Thursday, February 9, 2012

Turmeric

I harvested my turmeric as the plant has matured and showing signs of wilting.


My healthy turmeric plant a couple of months ago. The 'nasi lemak makcik' has been receiving my turmeric leaves every now and then, she will be wondering why there are no more leaves from me now, but she still gets my belimbing! :)


My turmeric plant, picture taken last week! Time to harvest the turmeric and start again. Can you see the flower at the bottom?


Well, this flower did not bloom, it is sort of fading away! Time to harvest the plant.


The turmeric! So happy to see my homegrown turmeric! I started with just a small turmeric and see how much they have grown.


Cleaned and washed, about 800gm


Saved some for starting over. There's one with healthy young plant growing.


Into the container they went. Hopefully new shoots will appear in a few weeks time.


I use the turmeric and the leaves for my chicken rendang that I brought for a potluck party last week.


Yummy and fragrant!



Another round of harvest from my Malabar Spinach plants.


Happy Gardening !

28 comments:

  1. wow!! I am thinking of growing some basil inside the house..hopefully it wont draw too much bugs!

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  2. The second picture showed something. I guest it was the perfect time for you harvested the plant. How nice to see it cooked well with rendang. :D

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  4. Yup. The rendang tasted delicious. Thanks for sharing your golden nuggets with me! Ada lagi kasi lagi ya?? haaha..

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  5. I love turmeric in cooking, but we can't grow it here in the eastern US. I would imagine it has a very fresh flavor when you cook it after picking. I had never seen it in its raw form...thanks for sharing.

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  6. Lovely post, I am glad I came to visit.

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  7. It's nice to hear from you, thanks for visiting! Turmeric looks like ginger. The spice sounds familiar, do they use it for Indian cooking? I love Indian food. Your spinach looks great, I'll be planting them too and I'm getting ready to start some cool season veggies. Have a wonderful week!

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  8. Lovely kunyit and spinach harvest. Drooling over your rendang. You can freeze kunyit leaves and use it for cooking later.

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  9. Yummy rendang! ALl this while I never bother much about my kunyit! Now I know what to do! hahahhaa...

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  10. Wow, I would love to try growing turmeric!

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  11. WOW! Just wow, Joyce. You really have an envious garden, I must say. :) I'm learning a lot of new things from this site. You make it look like it is easy to grow turmeric. This is the first ever I even see turmeric plants. I was completely wowed by this. I also want a garden like yours one day. :)

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    1. Hi Rathai,
      Thank you for your lovely words! But my garden is really small, mostly in pots and containers, wish to have a BIG garden! Thank you for stopping by my garden! Have a nice day!

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  12. Why it has never occurred to me to grow Tumeric is beyond me. What a pretty plant too! I'm in awe of the bounty of your garden, Joyce. It seems you have one heck of a green thumb! Have you ever considered growing a Pineapple, lol...

    Thanks for sharing...I'm going to check for growing conditions in my neck of the woods. Wish me luck!

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    1. Hi Louise,
      Thank you! Yes, I do have a pot of pineapple plant, still a long wait, it is only about 7-8 months old!
      Good luck in your garden search! Have fun!

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  13. Wow, a good harvest indeed!

    I have never grown a turmeric plant. Do I just put a turmeric into some soil and let it root in order to grow the plant? Seeing your success, I am very keen to try it out.

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    1. Hi JC,
      Turmeric is an easy plant to grow. Buy some fresh turmeric from the market, pick some nice, fatty ones, if possible, with some stumps, as that will be the roots. Just place them in the soil, cover and water daily, you will see new shoots of leaves growing in about 2-3 weeks time. Have fun!

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  14. My tumeric plant is growing very very slowly. Even the leaves are taking their own sweet time to appear. The fragrance of the leaves always reminds me of rendang. Your rendang looks very delicious!

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  16. Your tumeric plant is so lush compared to mine which is puny. I thought it is difficult to cultivate in the home garden until I saw yours. Must make an effort to fertilise it adequately.

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  18. I stumbled into here and was stuck for the whole morning, admiring your garden.

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  19. what a feeling to harvest yr own kunyits!! i just dug out some of my ginger today. so happy!! must plant some more kuniyt lah. tired clearing my pots all.

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  23. Wow, ur turmeric is so "fat", mine are all skinny skinny.
    I didn't know that we have to wait for the leaves to wilt before harvesting. I just dig up whenever I need some.

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  24. hi! the rendang looks really yummy... i stumbled upon your blog while searching for other bloggers who love potted gardens, i'm really inspired by your entries and i hope mine would be as nice as yours! Keep up the good work and inspiring people into gardening even in small spaces.

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  25. Wow, very interesting. I'm really considering in growing my own turmeric and ginger but I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to go about it. Shall I put the roots on the window sill inside and let the sun hit it or put bury it a in a container mix with good soil and peat moss and let it grown that way?

    http://LivingItUpAlternatively.blogpsot.com

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