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This article must have a detailed section on herbal preparation methods (for details, refer to Nicole Apelian, The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies, pp. 33-42):

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I've grown turmeric myself before. Grew really easily and required little care. Just fertilise and water every once in a while. All I had to do is dig a chunk of turmeric rhyzomes in to the ground, and it did all the work on it's own. It had huge leaves and I enjoyed looking at it :D
 

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Um actually right now growing some ginger and turmeric. The outer circle is ginger, in the middle sits turmeric.
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Huh, they look different from mine. For me they already come out of the ground looking like large-ish leaves.
Wouldn't they compete too much in that pot though?
 

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Huh, they look different from mine. For me they already come out of the ground looking like large-ish leaves.
Wouldn't they compete too much in that pot though?
not at the moment. And I don't have more space 😅 remember it's -9°C outside 🥶 and thats the only place where I can put such a large pot in our flat. As it is it would fall off without support between the radiator and the pot. the Windowsills are all just 12 cm wide...🙈 maybe in Spring (around late march ore AprilI'll give it a bigger pot
 

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Ah yes, understandable. I've "abandoned" some turmeric in a rectangular planter and it's recently started sprouting again. It'd be about 3x the time of your pot (probably) and I had put 3 pieces in it way back. I think I "abandoned" some small pieces and 2 palm sized pieces maybe. Not sure. It gave me more than what I knew what to do with. One day I hope to set up a solar dryer though, so I can sun dry them. I have also contemplated slicing them up and hanging them in those fabric veggie bags. I really should try that... hmm.
 

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Aweosme! Looks like we were working alongside eachother, haha.

Ah yeah, looks a bit more like turmeric now. I wonder what the "rootball" is going to look like later on. I know mine competed tons, though they were in a more shallow, rectangular container.

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