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Tropical Garden Grow Guide
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Plant(s) of the Month August 2022
The best time to plant ginger is at the start of the rainy season. Each individual rhizome planted requires about 12" square space.
Mulch well and water. As you want ginger root, dig up a few pieces at a time. Flowering spikes grow straight up from the ginger rhizome. It is best to harvest before flowers emerge. Please see information below about growing turmeric as both have similar growing requirements.
Ginger adds flavor to most vegetable dishes. Chopped ginger root can be added to kombucha.Ginger tea helps with nausea and inflammation.
Growing and harvesting tips:
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Recipes: Turmeric adds flavor, color and anti-inflammatory properties to soups, stir-fries and beverages.
- Before drying and turning into a powder, wash the rhizomes and cure them by boiling them until they are soft.
- After cooling, cut into smaller chunks and dry in low heat oven (about 200 degrees) for approximately 2-3 hours.
- Put through food processor, blender, or grinder and strain out powder. Larger chunks left in strainer can go through milling process again until powdered.
- Store in air tight jar in dark place and it will keep for at least a year.
Golden milk, also known as turmeric milk has gained popularity as it is well known as an immune system booster. To make golden milk, simply warm milk (cow, goat, almond, soy, hemp) adding turmeric, with a bit of cinnamon and ginger to taste.