Organic Live Turmeric Plant, Curcuma Longa, Live Curcuma Plant, Tropical Plant, Medicinal Herb, Live Plant, Curcumin, Organic Plant

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$25.50
+ $7.50 shipping
$25.50
+ $7.50 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-2 business days
Arrives from the United States

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Handmade
Made in Hampstead, North Carolina

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We are proudly non-certified and truly organic.

All photos are from our own organic gardens.

You are not purchasing a simple rhizome. This is a live plant that has already been fully established in its pot – you will not have to germinate this. Simply transplant into your tropical landscape or into a large pot upon its arrival. These are not bare-rooted, either, you receive the pot and the rich, homemade organic soil the plant has been in since germination.
These plants have been tenderly raised and harvested by us, The Freeman Family Farm, in the strictest organic method, in our very own hand-crafted soil. Soil that is supplemented with beneficial bacteria from compost tea, bat guano, worm castings, and naturally occurring minerals; we even add volcanic ash from an active volcano. Our plants are top-of-the-line premium.

Flower color: White
Common name: Turmeric
Botanical name: Curcuma longa
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Hardiness: The foliage is not frost tolerant but as long as a heavy mulch is laid, root will over-winter in temperate gardens of zone 7b or higher. Most growers dig up and over-winter rhizomes in a cool dark place, then replant in the spring. As one does this, one can snip off a good bit of root for consumption and/or multiplication of plant stock.
Sun requirements: Loves morning sun best, dabbled sun thereafter. After germination, the leaves will wilt in the hottest hours if in full sun, but springs back beautifully after shade hits it.
Water requirements: Moderate
Final spacing: 18 inches to 2 feet
Final height/spread: Five feet tall and two feet wide in one growing season.
Companion plants: Turmeric grows well with most plants. I would avoid growing turmeric near fennel though. I suggest planting one block of turmeric next to tomatoes, then turmeric, then cucumbers, etc. Avoid planting too close to root crops that would encroach on their allotted space.
Pest and disease resistance/susceptibility: Turmeric has many health and disease inhibiting compounds for humans and plants alike. As such, turmeric is resistant to most if not all soil-born diseases and pest insects except root rot and gophers, which is easily avoided by not drowning them and not having gophers! The soil turmeric is grown in becomes infused with its disease-fighting and pest-repelling compounds, which are many. We have been growing turmeric for several years in NC, and have not had any pests.


FAQs

Our web site has full details on how to germinate your seeds or care for your plants. Please visit www.thefreemanfamilyfarm.com and browse to your product.

Absolutely not, and we never will be. What a backward practice having companies prove they're not using harmful pesticides and herbicides . We believe that it should be the opposite - companies that sell products with potentially harmful chemicals should be the ones jumping through hoops.

We are very careful about what we bring into our gardens. We have a close friend who provides us with abundant organic horse manure (meaning her horses only eat organic plants and feed.) That manure is used in new garden plots for building soil and bringing in the worms. We do not use ANY commercially made herbicides and pesticides - rather, we hand-pull weeds, mulch our garden beds, manually seek and destroy pests, and make our own proprietary sprays with botanicals and organic neem. We don't use any commercial chemicals on our land outside of garden areas. We also have our own compost area created from our organic kitchen scraps. Please check our website for blog posts regarding our practices. www.thefreemanfamilyfarm.com

Before planting your seeds, please refer to the label on the product you received. There you will find basic instructions and a link to our website for full details. In order to assist you from afar, we will need detailed photos and a narrative from you in order to paint a picture. You can't just throw things willy-nilly in the ground or pots and have success. Many seeds need special conditions. We provide all you need to succeed. We are not responsible for grower errors but will bend over backward to help you succeed. Not until all avenues are explored will we consider a replacement or refund - and this is determined on an individual basis.

Our web site has full details on how to germinate your seeds or care for your plants. Please visit www.thefreemanfamilyfarm.com and browse to your product.

Absolutely not, and we never will be. What a backward practice having companies prove they're not using harmful pesticides and herbicides . We believe that it should be the opposite - companies that sell products with potentially harmful chemicals should be the ones jumping through hoops.

We are very careful about what we bring into our gardens. We have a close friend who provides us with abundant organic horse manure (meaning her horses only eat organic plants and feed.) That manure is used in new garden plots for building soil and bringing in the worms. We do not use ANY commercially made herbicides and pesticides - rather, we hand-pull weeds, mulch our garden beds, manually seek and destroy pests, and make our own proprietary sprays with botanicals and organic neem. We don't use any commercial chemicals on our land outside of garden areas. We also have our own compost area created from our organic kitchen scraps. Please check our website for blog posts regarding our practices. www.thefreemanfamilyfarm.com

Before planting your seeds, please refer to the label on the product you received. There you will find basic instructions and a link to our website for full details. In order to assist you from afar, we will need detailed photos and a narrative from you in order to paint a picture. You can't just throw things willy-nilly in the ground or pots and have success. Many seeds need special conditions. We provide all you need to succeed. We are not responsible for grower errors but will bend over backward to help you succeed. Not until all avenues are explored will we consider a replacement or refund - and this is determined on an individual basis.


    Reviews
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    (2)
    Unfortunately, despite watering and giving it plenty of sunlight, the turmeric plant has not grown back. I will wait a few more weeks but I’m not very hopeful. Edited review It was unfair of me to give one star at this time, but when asked by Etsy to review and not seeing anything happen with this plant, I felt that I wasn't given any other option-based on their review choices. It's hard to like or love something that you just don't see. But in all fairness, I should have waited to submit my review. If I could delete my initial review, I would. But that is not an option. Based on customer service, this business deserves 5 stars. I have been advised by Dawn to be patient and the plant will break its dormancy. I will absolutely do that. Thank you for reaching out to me Dawn and I will let you know once the plant wakes up. Marie
    May 16, 2018 by Marie Hawkins
    Received plant in good health and is now thriving with lots of TLC. Plan to do business again in the future .
    Jul 12, 2017 by creolepeppr

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