Su Ba wrote:I grow a lot of turmeric. Being that I live where the ground doesn't freeze, I store most of it right in the ground.
Su Ba wrote:I get one harvest of turmeric a year. January is the primary harvesting month. I wait for the tops to brown and die back because that results in the strongest orange colored "root". Harvested early the roots are yellowish. Still ok for home use but the public doesn't want to buy it. They want a deep, brilliant orange color.
I don't know how to determine when to harvest in your region. I'm fairly a novice when it comes to this crop. I've been growing it for six years now, but I'm still learning. Luckily for me, the signal to harvest is when the plant dies.