How to Grow Turmeric in Pots And Get a Huge Harvest

How to grow turmeric from turmeric at home? This post and video below demonstrates step by step on growing turmeric from small pieces in containers. Please start organic vegetable gardening at home and grow your own food with minimal efforts and its Fun too!

  1. TURMERIC IS A TROPICAL PLANT
  2. CHOOSE YOUR TURMERIC RHIZOMES – Must be Free of Wrinkles, With Visible Eyes,
  3. CUT INTO MULTIPLE PIECES – EACH PIECE MUST HAVE 2-3 EYES
  4. OPTIONALLY LEAVE THE PIECES IN AIR FOR HEALING FOR 2 DAYS.
  5. SOAK FOR 12 HOURS IN WATER
  6. SOIL PREPARATION: A Well Draining Soil with Atleast 50% compost like decomposed cowdung or vermicompost. Cocopeat + compost or Peatmoss + Compost
  7. CHOOSE ANY CONTAINER FOR ROOTING. YOU CAN CHOOSE A LARGE CONTAINER LIKE 12 TO 15 INCH CONTAINER OR FABRIC BAG AND PLANT DIRECTLY. MAKE SURE THERE ARE MULTIPLE DRAINAGE HOLES. FILL THE CONTAINER WITH POTTING MIX.
  8. PLANT TURMERIC PIECES WITH EYES FACING UPWARDS OR SIDEWAYS. ATLEAST 1 OR 2 INCHES DEEP. COVER THEM WITH POTTING MIX.
  9. WATER THOROUGHLY TILL IT COMES OUT OF DRAINAGE HOLES.
  10. KEEP IN INDIRECT BRIGHT LIGHT.
  11. KEEP THE SOIL MOIST BUT NOT SOGGY
  12. RESULTS: SHOOTS START IN 4-5 DAYS AND CONTINUE TO GROW.
  13. TRANSPLANT TO LARGER CONTAINERS. ONE OR TWO PLANTS PER LARGE CONTAINER
  14. FERTILIZE MONTHLY WITH TWO HANDFULS OF COMPOST AND KEEP IN A LOCATION WHICH RECEIVES ATLEAST 4 HOURS SUNLIGHT PREFERABLY EARLY MORNING SUN OR UNDER A GREEN SHADE NET FOR FULL DAY.
  15. HARVESTING TURMERIC: YOU CAN HARVEST AFTER 8 TO 9 MONTHS WHEN THE TURMERIC PLANTS BECOMES YELLOW AND DIES.
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