Ginger and Turmeric are Super Foods that We Need in Our Medicine Cabinet.
Ginger and turmeric are Rhizomes: they are plant stems that are able to produce new shoots and roots on their own, which means, you can have a continuous supply of ginger and turmeric for years to come. If you store your bulbs in the right conditions after harvesting. Dehydrating, and grinding them after harvest will give you the capacity to store your treasures for medicine, cooking, and more.
Ginger and turmeric have been with us since the ancient of times; prized as a superb commodity for trade; they were among the top spices that many wanted to have their hands on.
Ginger is aromatic with thin branching leaves; and is light yellow in color; comparted to turmeric which presents itself with bright orange hues, and large broad branches.
Ginger is most known for its anti-inflammatory, gut soothing, and healing properties, while Turmeric is also known as a potent anti-inflammatory agent, as well as antioxidant, with some sources stating it is also a potent stimulator for our nervous system. These are just a few of the properties that these 2 powerhouses contain.
Planting ginger and turmeric is simple. Grab yourself a good healthy bunch of organically grown bulbs. You can either wait for new bulb growth to appear, by keeping them stored in a dry area in your home, or you can try planting as is, and monitor for growth. On average you should see some growth of leaves, after 3 to 4 weeks, and it takes about 7 to 10 months to fulfill a full harvest.
After harvest, always remember to save some bulbs so that you can replant again.
Try your hand at growing these potent superfoods and medicines in your home garden, so that you can decrease your dependence on buying medicines that may contain harmful by products and chemicals that re not healthy for us in the long run.
You can check out my Ginger and Turmeric Harvest on my You Tube Channel for more information.
What are you growing today?