The well known main ingredient of Indian curry, the bright yellow colour of the Turmeric tuber can be also used fresh in salads, while the leaves can be used as wraps to steam fish. Best of all the magnificent flowers and large green leaves make Turmeric an attractive tropical plant during the warmer months.


How to grow turmeric in a garden

  1. Choose part shade spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2. Plant the root piece out in 35 cm intervals, 5 cm deep. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.

 

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How to grow turmeric in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300 mm wide and deep and position in a bright or part shade spot. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Plant the root piece out in 35 cm intervals, 5 cm deep. Cover lightly with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. 
  3. Water regularly. Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate
  4. Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.

Growing tips

  • Cut back watering during winter months.
  • Cut the yellow leaves off during harvesting.

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Rosemary

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Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.