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turmeric roots in sw WA

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snottiegobble starts with ...
Coles Busselton is selling turmeric roots & I wondered if they would thrive so far south if planted??
I tried ginger once in a polyhouse SW Vic. but the harvested root was no bigger than its mum!!
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Charles cant spell says...
My tumeric, struggled through summer, and died off last month, I dug it and moved it to a cold frame but was to late to keep the shoot alive. Given the size tumeric gets to mine was pathetic. I.e. the original tuber did not even multiply/increase.

Unless you have it in a very good microclimate and have it gladwrapped I think you have bucklies but I bet that wont stop you trying.

I will be having another crack next spring with more love and shelter. My bananas are doing better and the microclimate is coming along well. Cross my fingers, I thinks its mainly a care factor though.
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Charles cant spell says...
Only thing doing well in that area is galangal at the moment its still growing fine under the bananas now, even after these cold nights.
I would say its the ginger replacement for me, from a effort reward perspective.
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Jantina says...
Go for it guys, I got some tumeric roots from the Adelaide trash and treasure and am going to give it a go. Will start it off in a pot in my unheated greenhouse and plant it out when the weather warms. Even with our very cold spring we got reasonable crops of sweet potato (small but very sweet). Got ginger from the same place and will do the same. Nothing ventured nothing gained.!
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snottiegobble says...
I will be trying sweet potatoes for the 1st time this year. A friend in town has no probs with them & is giving me a rooted cutting. its the red skinned one.
Everyone needs to get into the habit of using turmeric in place of salt. There is low incidence of cancer in India & its put down to lots of Turmeric in the diet.
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12th July 2010 1:55pm
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snottiegobble says...
Hey Charles CS, whats the chances of a galangal root sometime?
I am sending some seeds today if I can find your address. I would like some kangaroo apple if you have some. Did you know that if you feed the fruit to laying chooks their fertile eggs will be 90% pullets?
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Charles cant spell says...
I just bought a good looking piece at the Asians grocers today, so I might give you that and not disturb mine as its growing well. I doubt it will shoot till it gets warm, unless you have a heat source but you can try.
How would you like the root packaged etc, sending anything but seeds is new to me.

Kangaroo apples where not in fruit down south so I wont have any till 3-4 months. When I go down again.

I'll send you an email with my address.

Cheers.
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snottiegobble says...
Thanks Charles, got it.
PostOffice bubblewrap envelopes are the best. I never had any complaints after sending 100s of ocas & babaco cuttings in them.
I will try the galangal in a pot in my little Bunnings greenhouse.
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Charles cant spell says...
They also had lots of small tumeric roots there if you wanted some of them to try ?
But they didnt look perfect. I think they would grow, I got 3 out of 4 when I tried, they just bearly grew during summer so its up to you. I will wait for you to reply before I send the Gal.
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Charles cant spell says...
opps just read the first post :P
Nevermind, I have a head cold can only think enough to type not type logically.
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Plant Profiler says...
Anyone know where to buy Turmeric Root over here in Perth ??
Love reading your blog, learning a few things.
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Julie says...
I don't remember when the season is, maybe not just yet, but any Asian shop should have it. I think I have even seen it at Coles.
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Markmelb says...
Do you have an Asian - Vietnamese shopping precincts like we have in Melbourne? Go there and ask shop owners where it is or when its available then plant it in a 500mm black plastic pot - then watch it grow :)
PS - my turmeric roots are heaps longer than original piece and leaves are about half meter above pot and leaves die back in winter and has come back up for second and third years
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Linda B says...
I got a container of them from Gilberts Fresh Mandurah on 3 June they may still have some. Just planted them in pot was looking to see how they did in Perth. will give it a go.
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Bili P says...
Hi all,
I think I'm a bit late joining in but having a go anyway. Did any one here in Perth have some luck growing Turmeric??
I'd like to give it a shot.
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Wampa says...
Yes turmeric and gingers both grow very easily in Perth. Best to plant about September.
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Bili P says...
Thank you Wampa :)
I shall give it a shot.
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Diane Plant Research says...
Hello all

We grow both Turmeric and Galangal here in Kununurra. Both require full sun, lots of water and regular food in the growing season.They only grow when temperature is above approx 32 C so growing season down south will be very short unless in a hot house. Turmeric naturally dies down in cool season.
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