Tumeric – Growing and Harvesting In Georgia

Q: Can we grow tumeric in Georgia?

A: Tumeric is a tropical herb that’s kin to ginger root. You can buy fresh roots at health food stores and plant them in a large container outdoors. Just before the first frost dig out the roots and store some for planting next spring. Boil the roots you’ll use for cooking 30 – 45 minutes and peel off the outer skin. Dry the interior for several days until it is hard enough to grind into powder in your food processor.