I was at one of the co-ops I use a couple of months ago and they had fresh turmeric in the produce section. I was astounded. I had never seen it fresh before, only ever dried and ground. I was taken aback, to say the least. It looked like dark orange ginger. But I didn’t have any particular idea what I would do with it so I didn’t buy any. But, now I know what kind of plant it is.
A friend of ours commented that his wife had grown ginger this year and I had seen notices about ginger growing workshops in our area, so I know it can be done in this part of the world.
Then, this link popped up on my FaceBook Timeline. http://www.howtogrowstuff.com/how-to-grow-ginger/
It just so happens that I have a couple of large, ornamental flowerpots that aren’t in use and I’m thinking that turmeric will grow the same way ginger does. So, I believe I will plant ginger in one pot and, if I can still find fresh, turmeric in another one.