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Old January 23, 2016   #46
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I thought you are supposed to break them up before planting, and them one to a pot or so? Same with ginger?
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Old January 23, 2016   #47
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Worth, are they in the ground? From what I've read, they need a warm bed to sprout- that's why I'm using heat mats. Then later I will put them in containers. I bought some black plastic buckets at $ tree that are about 12" across. I think I will try to grow all mine in pots with a few test ones in ground. I think zone 6a is too cold for them.
Yep everything in the ground outside.
I dont have any more room for anything well maybe.
My sweet potato slip starter plants are doing okay outside even in the cold weather.

I just checked my soil temperature is about 52F after it being down to around 32 last night.
We are going to have some days in the 60's and 70's in a day or two.

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Old January 23, 2016   #48
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I planted whole fingers that I had broken off from the mother plant. You want pieces that have two of three eyes. I planted the ones I have inside on heat mats in individual pots. The rest I have stored in sphagnum moss to plant outside after it is warm.

It would be ok to have those in one large tray while they are sprouting and then put them in large pots later. The 12 inch pots will not be big enough by summer. Once they really get growing the tubers can get large if they are getting the right conditions. You want them have plenty of room so you can have a good harvest. The pots depth is not as important the width. I think the fake half whiskey barrels at Home Depot or Lowes would be good.
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Old January 23, 2016   #49
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WOW! Thanks, Kay- yes, I do plan to use the trays just for sprouting, then move single plants to bigger pots- I wasn't thinking of half barrels! But I do have these 3 outside-I usually grow potatoes in them.
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I planted whole fingers that I had broken off from the mother plant. You want pieces that have two of three eyes. I planted the ones I have inside on heat mats in individual pots. The rest I have stored in sphagnum moss to plant outside after it is warm.

It would be ok to have those in one large tray while they are sprouting and then put them in large pots later. The 12 inch pots will not be big enough by summer. Once they really get growing the tubers can get large if they are getting the right conditions. You want them have plenty of room so you can have a good harvest. The pots depth is not as important the width. I think the fake half whiskey barrels at Home Depot or Lowes would be good.
Why not buy a full barrel of whiskey drink it all cut it in half and use it as planters.

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Since I am originally from Kentucky I would not have a problem with that except for the price. Plus cutting them in half might be hard to do. But they would look great in the garden.
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Since I am originally from Kentucky I would not have a problem with that except for the price. Plus cutting them in half might be hard to do. But they would look great in the garden.
I used to live down the road from an old wood barrel factory(Cooperage).
If a person knew what they were doing you could buy the staves from them and make your own.
I nice older lady owned the property and she would sell the staves to you from the old barn they were kept in.

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Old February 2, 2016   #53
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One of my Turmeric roots has sprouted ! They have been in the soil for about 2 weeks.
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Looks great.
I have been checking the soil temperature in the outside begs and it is around 60 degrees and nothing has rotted.

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I know you are excited to see that first on sprout. I hope all the others do too. You are on the way to having a turmeric farm!
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Kay, when you use the powder do you have to add anything else to it? I bought some capsules today and the only ingredient is Turmeric. I have some empty gelatin capsules and a filling tray that I could use if I ever get enough !
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Can someone tell me how to make this thread show up when I open Tville? Every time I want to post or read it I have to type "Turmeric" in the search to find it. Even though I post a new reply it doesn't show up in the new posts. Thanks
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Turmeric's big health benefit is the curcumin it contains but is not very soluble to get in the blood stream. Adding black pepper to it corrects that. You can buy the capsules that do have the pepper. It is suppose to be even better if you add fat. If you google golden paste you can find recipes to mix turmeric, black pepper and coconut oil. I have not tried it.

I think if you took your capsules along with a meal and made sure you used black pepper on the food you would get the same benefit. You don't want to waste what you have already bought.
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I love using turmeric in my food and sometimes I even take it as paste mixed with coconut oil.
Would love to grow that miracle plant, but likely not possible in my zone...?
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Can someone tell me how to make this thread show up when I open Tville? Every time I want to post or read it I have to type "Turmeric" in the search to find it. Even though I post a new reply it doesn't show up in the new posts. Thanks
When you post a reply it wont show up in the new post because you have already looked at it.
The easiest thing to do is to just go to the Miscellaneous Edibles section and click on Herbs.
Another option is to collapse your tomatoville screen to make it smaller.
Then grab hold of the the Turmeric thread and drag and drop it on your computer screen or into any other file you want.
You would have to have both of the files set to where you can see both to do it.
You could call it tomatoville favorites.
Yet another option is to bookmark that thread.
Right click on it and bookmark it.

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