Gary Singleton

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since Apr 23, 2014
Western Pennsylvania Zone 6A
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This was the bulk of my (young) turmeric harvest from 2 plants that I started in mid March. It weighed in at just a bit over 2 lbs. I'm going to need to start earlier next time around. But I'm pretty pleased with the results.
3 weeks ago
The root of the root...... after cleaning and freezing most of my 3 lb. turmeric crop, I was stymied as to what to do with all of the roots. It seemed to me that as with most medicinal types of rooty plants that there must be some worth to all of the roots of the root. So I cleaned them up best as I could and have them all stewing up in a big pot. My intention, until I learn otherwise, is to use the brew as a tea or base of a veggie stock. I googled this very question but all hits were relevant to using the root itself. I didn't see anything pertaining to anything otherwise. Can anyone see any fault in my plan to use the rest of the roots?
3 weeks ago
You nailed it Su Ba!
Nodulose Roots
Modifications of Adventitious roots- Nodulose Roots
Nodulose roots are the modification of adventitious roots which are swollen at the apex or tips. They possess a characteristic shape.
Example- Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
1 month ago
I potted a couple up just for grins. I ate one and they are slightly sweet and starchy with little to no turmeric flavor. They lack almost any color so the benefits of curcumin are likely nil.
1 month ago
Thanks Anne... I googled 'images of nitrogen fixing nodules' and everything I saw, or have seen in the past shows the nodules attached along the sides of roots, not the end as these are. I'm not saying they aren't, just never seen them like that.
1 month ago
This is the 2nd year I've grown turmeric (and ginger) in central western Pennsylvania. The pic I'll upload of some turmeric has a bunch of what looks like little pearl onions at the very bottom of some of the roots. I don't recall seeing them on last years small, but worthy crop. Can anyone tell me exactly what those are? And I'm wondering if they'll sprout a new plant if I pot them inside over the winter. Thanks!
1 month ago
I put ground cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves in my morning coffer grind..... along with a squirt each of turmeric/black pepper and chaga tinctures once brewed. Works for me.
I tried watching the video and it said "video unavailable, this video is private"
1 year ago
Annealing glass of any significant thickness much over 1/4" thick requires relatively precise and constant temperatures and specific hold times at various temperatures depending on the type of glass. Not saying it can't be done with a rocket stove but I think it would be pretty hit or miss. The thicker the glass the more important all those parameters become.
2 years ago