Everything You Want to Know about Organic Turmeric & It’s Benefits

Alright this is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com, today
with another exciting episode for you and today where I’m at is- I came at the Three
Sisters Farm in Homestead Florida. By my favorite permaculture organic certified
farm here in Homestead and I’m here today for a very important reason. To share with you guys my number one favorite
crop or food of all time that you guys should be eating definitely every day. In this episode we’re gonna show you guys
the best way to use it, to prepare it, how to grow it and everything you guys need to
know and also where to get some of the highest quality turmeric starts or turmeric food that
you and your family can eat to derive the benefits. Let’s go ahead and get back to Three Sisters
to share with you guys all today about turmeric. So now I’m inside the Three Sisters farm
and this place is beautiful. It’s like, I don’t know how many acres
of permaculture organic orchards with different stories down below. I mean we’re just walking through some sweet
potato vines growing in the bottom and we got up top we got things like the jackfruit. Now in this episode we’re not gonna cover
this farm, we’re gonna talk about the most important crop you guys should be growing
and eating each and every day. It’s the turmeric. And if you guys are interested in seeing more
about this farm how they’re growing jackfruit, shipping you guys jackfruit wherever you guys
are live in the continental , United States as well as other tropical fruits like the longans, we’re
taking preorders now. You wanna check the link down below to my
other video I did here at the Three Sisters farm. where i give you guys a full tour of the farm. And also be sure to check the links down below
to go to the Three Sisters website to order you guys’s fruit and some of the jams they
produce here on the farm. Anyways, let’s just go ahead and go over
to the turmeric field rows where they got the turmeric because that’s the reason why
I’m here today. So I finally made it to two of the many turmeric
rows that they’re growing here at the Three Sisters farm. Turmeric is just one of the many crops that
they grow here. And they really focus on it because one of
the things the farmer is trying to do here is grow the really easy crops that don’t
take a lot of management you know, turmeric barely gets any pests so they don’t gotta
spray like that. Once again they are certified organic here
to they add organic compost and other nutrients to the soil that are all natural to grow some
of the healthiest turmeric with some of the highest health benefits, um- you know, right
here in the ground. And what we’re looking at behind me are
the turmeric plants so they’re in different ages. These are a little bit smaller, these are
larger, and they are kinda about the same size all the way down. This row- or these rows here were harvested
last year so they threw back some of the big crowns today so they grow this year’s crop. Now they will harvest no turmeric until it’s
time to harvest it here at Three Sisters. So this means they leave the crop in the ground
for sufficient amount of time for them to get nice, large, and full of the beneficial
phyto chemicals and phyto nutrients and that is where the health benefits of turmeric is
derived. You guys may have heard information on turmeric
for all the different ways it can help you guys there is such a long list I don’t wanna
cover em all but I will let you guys know that to me turmeric is probably the number
one highest, one of the highest anti-oxin foods on the entire planet. It’s these anti-oxins that are very important
for us to eat because they are anti-aging. They will keep you young and they will ward
off disease. You know, a lot of people these days, you
guys have friends, relatives, somebody comes down with cancer, somebody comes down with
heart disease, somebody has this, somebody has that, and I’m not saying turmeric is
the number one answer that you guys should do. Turmeric is part of the answer. You know the whole answer, the bigger picture
is eating a diet rich in these plants, phyto nutrients and phyto chemicals such as all
the fruits and vegetables, every fruit and vegetable is different levels of phyto nutrients
phyto chemicals. These are the things that are gonna keep me
healthy and most Americans and people around the world are eating fast food, junk food,
processed food and too many animal foods. And not getting enough of these very powerful
plant compounds. Now the plant compounds, the phyto nutrients,
phyto chemicals, are not necessarily in the turmeric plants for us to basically consume
and eat. That’s a side benefit. They are in there for the plant, right. Why are the phyto chemicals and phyto nutrients
in other plant metabolites in there for the plant? Plant metabolites means thing that the plant
makes you know from their own cells their own DNA because it’s like, you know, because
they need the income to be healthy, right. The turmeric is grown in the wild so I like
turmeric because it’s more of a wild food whereas the cultivated or hybridized food,
many of the ones you’re buying today at the store so I encourage you guys to grow
your own. You know a lot of wild foods and include those
in the food you eat cause there’s a lot more higher in nutrition in medicinal value
than standard butter or lettuce in the store for example. These plants of the wild have had to put up
with nature. And nature could bring storm, it could bring
hot weather, it could bring dry weather, it could bring bugs, it could bring powdery mildew
, it could being disease, fungal infection, all other kinds of stuff in nature. In the turmeric as you guys can see this beautiful
turmeric here its immune, and that’s because it has important phyto chemicals that the
turmeric plant makes for itself to defend itself from nature. The side benefit is when we eat the plants
and most people eat the rhizome which is basically like, it’s not really the root, it’s underground
stems basically. We get the health benefits because turmeric
plant stores all the nutrients in that rhizome underneath the ground. And so some of the research that’s out there
says turmeric is anti-inflammatory, it can help with genetic defects, you know, good
for colitis, you know, good for your heart health, it’s anti-cancer, increases artery
function, good for arthritis, good for Alzheimer’s, good for anti-viral, good for anti-bacterial,
you can even whiten your teeth some people say and yeah I mean there’s so much scientific
documented research on turmeric, it’s insane. One of the doctor that I listen to regularly
at nutritionfacts.org definitely wanna check them out, Dr. Gregor there, he says “Is
there anything turmeric can’t do!” Cause it’s like a miracle food. And it’s one of the food that I think you
guys should be eating everyday. I try to include it everyday in my diet, when
I’m not travelling around the world, making videos. You know I include it everyday as well. It’s growing in my garden and I believe
you guys should include it, eat it every day, and grow it in your garden as well. Now it’s quite unfortunate that turmeric
that most people eat is like powder, turmeric powder or maybe cumin which is an extract
of the turmeric. I always believe that a whole food is better
than a constituent part. Because in turmeric there’s curcumin but
there’s a lot of other phyto chemical and phyto nutrient that are in there that may
have benefits that are yet not tested or unknown. And it’s the dried powder, once you get
the turmeric root out, grind it up and dry it and then they sell it to you guys so once
you dry or you process anything you lose nutrients you lose phyto chemicals you lose phyto nutrients
so it’s not gonna be as powerful so that’s why I believe everybody should grow their
own turmeric and dig it up when you’re able and dig it up and eat it in its fresh natural
state . That way- and especially if you grow it in really rich soil with good organic matter,
trees mineral component and a biologic and beneficial bacteria, fungus, and other food
soil web creatures including earthworms and nematodes and arthropods and all these things,
you’re gonna grow the highest quality turmeric and I do not recommend growing it with conventional
fertilizers because then in my opinion you’re gonna have a lower quality turmeric. The reason why the turmeric is so good at
this organic permaculture farm is because they don’t add pesticides so when they don’t
add pesticides the plant is forced to be stronger, create more of its, you know plant metabolites
to defend itself against the pests, so then you get a much more concentrated product and
if you want the super concentrated product they actually grow white turmeric here that
really tastes bitter. But um yeah this is the turmeric, lots of
health benefits, what I thought I’d do next is actually go over to the other area of the
garden where they are now currently harvesting turmeric from for sale that they’ve had
in the ground for like three seasons now. This stuff is harvested like season, not ready
to be harvested but before I go over there actually I wanna let you guys know that the
most common eaten part of the turmeric is actually the rhizome. Many of you will call it the root but it’s
not the root, it’s a rhizome, different than a root. But besides the rhizome you guys could eat
the leaves. The leaves of the turmeric are eaten traditionally
in many different cultures of the world. And the leaves are also edible they are edible
leafy green . You know my channel is called grow your greens cause I want you guys to
grow and eat your greens including turmeric greens. Because if its in the turmeric roots, they
are definitely properties in the turmeric leaves that are similar to the roots because
the plant takes all the nutrients and sends them down to root or the rhizome in this case. So yeah here we’re gonna try the raw leaf,
sometimes they use it for wraps, sometimes they chop it fine in a salad in different
cultures around the world you know. I’m actually gonna start juicing my turmeric
leaves. Wow, this is a trip eating turmeric leaves
man, I actually kinda like eating turmeric leaves more than the root, cause you know
why? It actually has the same flavor of the root,
it really has a strong turmeric-y flavor. This is not gonna stain your teeth, or stain
your juicer, that is my favorite way to use it. Best way in my opinion is to juice the turmeric
to get the juice, it’ll stain your juicer. The leaves are awesome. If I were you and you guys are growing this
I’d chop some in the salads, eat every night. Definitely in my opinion better than a powder. Yeah, turmeric leaves, so delicious. Let’s go ahead and head over, let’s go
ahead and harvest up some turmeric for you guys here at Three Sisters. So now we’re in another area of the farm,
and this turmeric has been growing for about three seasons now. Since the turmeric is only harvested at an
as needed basis, they don’t just go in and harvest all of the turmeric and then go and
sell it for you you know. They’re gonna leave it in the ground for
as long as possible to let it fully mature and build up those high levels of plant polyphenols,
curcumin and other plant nutrients inside there. So what they got here is turmeric growing
here for three seasons and this stuff you know is ready to harvest whenever you want. Turmeric is a tropical vegetable. And it’s best grown in tropics, we’re
here in south Florida. So places like Hawaii, Porto Rico, I’ve
seen turmeric thrive there. Now if you live in a climate you know is not
tropical that you get down to freezing, turmeric does not like the freezing, it does not like
the cold. You guys don’t like the cold that’s why
you guys come down to Florida in the winter. But yeah I don’t like the freezing either. But nonetheless, neither does the turmeric. So I’ve been growing turmeric in zone nine
A, Las Vegas, and basically I’ve left mine in the ground for three seasons also. The first season had like one upshoot, The
next season I maybe had two or three, now I have three or four coming up, I have not
yet harvested it yet. Cause I wanna let the root mass get nice and
big. You can harvest the leaves all the way along
as they come up, you know, harvest some of the baby leaves, keep that plant trimmed back
and get some of the benefits from the leaves. The leaves will have similar properties as
the rhizome will and even more so I hear the leaves are good for detoxing the liver and
also high in anti-oxins. So if you don’t live in the tropics then
you’d plant this when you’d plant your, you know, tomatoes, and other summer season
crops. They like a longer season right.The other
you guys can do if it’s a place where there’s shorter season you know grow turmeric indoors
in a container. The hardest part about growing turmeric is
basically to get viable active rhizomes that you could plant. They’ll sprout out a bud out and then they’ll
grow into plants. So at the end of this episode we’ll share
with you guys how you guys can get some of these very rhizomes that are growing in the
ground here, nice and fertile and ready to bud out. Some of the rhizomes you may try to find in
the local asian market or your super market may have been sitting in a cooler or sitting
on the shelves may have been treated by some kind of radiation treatment to get imported
in the country. It may not be as viable or as potent as the
stuff here as this stuff is all beiign grown organically underneath the Florida sun. So what I wanna do next for you guys is to
actually show you guys how to harvest this turmeric and what we’re gonna need for that
is pitch fork and we’re gonna go ahead and go a close up of the ground for you guys to
show you guys how to get up and underneath the turmeric and just pull the whole clump
up and how massive it’s gonna be. So as you guys can see we got the pitch fork
right here, you guys can see some of the rhizomes right there coming out. We’re just gonna go ahead and stick this
fork in and we’re not gonna put it in angle like this, we’re gonna put it straight up
and down first, we’re gonna step on it get it right down in the dirt, as far as you can
get it. Alright so we got that fork down there pretty
good. Now we’re just gonna go ahead and lift up. Tryna get some of these rocks out of the way. We’re trying to really get down there deep
we don’t wanna harvest too shallow, we’re gonna break off some of the turmeric rhizomes
here. And then we’re just gonna pull it all up. Alright there we go. Let’s go ahead and see what we got. Alright let’s go ahead and see what we got
here, we got a couple big lumps here. And we’re gonna go ahead and shake this
stuff off, all the dirt off. Look at this, lots of roots. We got lots of turmeric roots. Fresh and ready to harvest. This stuff is right out of the ground. Look at this. This is the stuff you guys wanna plant and
grow yourselves. This stuff is what you want. This stuff is actually shooting out and ready
to plant for you guys. Ready to put in the ground. It’s even got some roots still on there. And that stuff’s gonna grow into new shoots,
new plants. You guys could eat the greens, as well as
grow the rhizomes. For you guys to eat. So yeah lots of turmeric here that we unearthed. Look at that, this is totally full of the
roots and the rhizome. The rhizomes are basically underground stems
that are storing the energy that the photosynthesis in the plant is making. Look at that. This is definitely some really good looking
turmeric. It just really wants to sprout out and even
grow a lot more. So what I thought I’d go ahead and do for
you guys next is actually sit down with John Gambino, the farmer here and talk to him more
about the turmeric and why you guys should be including more of it and how to get some
of this turmeric that I’ve actually even harvested today, ship directly to you guys
at a really good price for certified organic turmeric grown in the good old united states,
ready for eating or planting. So, now I’m here with the chef and farmer
and owner of this permaculture organic farm, Three Sisters. As you guys just saw I harvested turmeric
at his fields. This is John Gambino. And we’re gonna talk to John about turmeric,
how to grow it, maybe some of the best ways he likes to use it because he is a chef and
also at the end how you guys can get your own turmeric. So first off John I really wanna get into
like what’s your experience in growing turmeric you know I know you had a hard time starting
and getting turmeric to start here on the farm so you wanna share that story with everybody? J: Yeah at first we couldn’t find turmeric
cause we tried- I grew ginger sucessfully from the supermarket but turmeric wasn’t
sprouting probably because its eradiated. So we found a grower from West Palm Beach. He was in the area, he brought some, I said
I’ll take everything he has. And we started growing it about three seasons
ago and from 10 pounds we’re now in full production. We’re growing a lot of it and it’s for
sale and it’s super easy to grow. You really just throw it on the ground and
it sprouts. Without burying it. You just leave it on the ground and you know
we have a lot growing like that too. We’ll be walking through the fields and
a piece will fall and it’ll just sprout. It’s been amazing cause it’s so easy to
grow so strong versus ginger, ginger takes a while, turmeric is fast, and you get a lot
of it per per finger. Each finger, one to two inch piece will actually
give you a mass of clump even larger than this one. And it depend on thew amount of sun and soil
conditions. Cool. So how long did it take you here in South
Florida to like you know you plant the little finger here, how long does it take to you
know you can harvest it? J: Well six month crop at least. So by May-June we’re getting it in the ground,
that’s also the same time that last year’s turmeric’s sprouting so kind of gives you
the indicator to when to plant it. So by December you know it’s gonna go dormant
in the winter time in South Florida we have a cool winter, soon as it gets cool, December-January,
it’s gonna go dormant that’s when you can harvest it and you can harvest it year
around as long as you build up a stock, if you do nothing it’s just gonna keep growing
and take over an area so that’s pretty cool too. Yeah it’s awesome. So what are your most productive crops growing
underneath the ground? J: That and yucca, yucca being a larger crop
but turmeric as far as just you know it’s actually and more lucrative underground crop
because per pound making a lot more we get a dollar or pound for yucca and retail we
get fifty a pound for turmeric. Wholesale, still getting a great price for
it. So it’s a great cash crop for us. And yes, being one of the only places in the
country where we could really grow it effectively, we’re lucky here and so it’s a no brainer
and we just love it, we eat it everyday and try to include it in every meal. So, it’s beautiful. Cool. Yeah. I definitely encourage you guys if you guys
live in South Florida you guys should be growing the turmeric but even if you don’t you could
grow it in another places, you know I grow this turmeric in las vegas, it grows fine. We have a nice long season and like John said
mine goes dormant in the winter time and then it pops back up in spring you know I got it
in a more protected place it doesn’t get too cold out and I wouldn’t recommend doing
it in Iowa, if you got a short season or something like that. In that case you probably wanna grow it in
a container indoors. Bring it outside in the summer before it gets
too cold you know bring it indoors. And you know it’s gonna sense the change
of season itself and when top starts shriveling up and falling over then you know it’s the
right time to harvest. If you want to. Unless you wanna keep growing it in the ground
more. As much as I appreciate John for the hardwork,
he is out here in the field everyday, he is working eight hours plus maybe ten, I want
you guys to be your own farmer. But you know John can help you up because
he has non-radiated, organic certified turmeric that you guys could get. Now before we go into how you guys could get
some of this great turmeric shipped to you guys let’s talk about how to use it so,
John the best way for me to use the turmeric is to juice it because it’ll stain your
juicer but you’re liberating all those nutrients and phyto nutrients out of the fiber and you
know getting it into juice and drink. And I’m not gonna tell you guys that it’s
the best tasting stuff but it is damn good for you. So John is a chef and he has different goals
and I do mine goals completely just 100 percent health goals, how could I get the anti-cancer
benefits how could I get the anti-arthritis benefits, how could I get the anti-colitis
benefits you know all the different benefits from it and John like to incorporate every
day and just cook which I also recommend you guys do. I like to juice a little bit of turmeric every
day and you know put turmeric in my sauces and soups and salad dressings but John is
the chef, how do you, how do you use it, like three top ways? J: First, I agree, juicing it and putting
it in smoothies is the best way, it’s the most effective, it really is delicious once,
you know it’s acquired taste but it really is delicious when it’s fresh. Most people are accustomed to the ground turmeric
which is much bitter but more better as it dries in all those medicinal components come
out more but juicing it, stir-frying, anything it-whenever you’re guys are mincing garlic
or ginger, a lot of Asian dishes you can just chop it and put it right in there or another
thing which John will be doing is grating it in your omelet or your scrambled eggs. We have free range eggs. So there’s extra high quality. But um once you start using the fresh root
you’re gonna really enjoy the taste and it can replace a lot of medications too. And it’s the most, not only delicious once
you start eating it but it’s one of the most versatile medicines on the plant. You know I mean you could research that and
there’s tons of research out there. But if we can eat it, we can incorporate it
into our daily lives it’s just the best way to go, you don’t wanna wait until you
get sick and then have to take all these concentrated capsules and things which our body might not
be absorbing. So mango turmeric is a great combination,
that’s one of my favorite smoothies, it’s mango turmeric then I’ll just blend it with
sugarcane juice or sorbet, that’s like my same recipe. And I’ll throw that into my ice-cream machine,
so just start experimenting and get that turmeric in there. Awesome, yeah definitely do a John on that
one, once you start eating it, especially fresh like the dried stuff, tastes way different
I mean fresh is always best. You guys that grow your own tomatoes and pick
your own tomatoes and tasted fresh tomatoes of your garden and you get this stored box
tomatoes, way different. So yeah, high quality, fresh picked, harvested
turmeric, shipped directly to you versus store boxed turmeric, difference in taste, but once
again, once that turmeric is dried, processed shipped over in India, potentially eradiated,
you know, tastes way different. So that’s why I encourage you guys to grow
yourselves you know for the highest benefits. Now next John I wanna talk about why should
somebody buy your guys’s turmeric growing here at Three Sisters than you know stuff
in a local market, why, especially if they wanna grow it themselves? J: Uhh I’m a good guy. It’s just I care about organic farming. Our customers become our friends. If you’re not local, if you’re local definitely
come down and connect with us. Our turmeric is sproutable so you could grow
it yourself that’s one of the reason I believe it’s highest quality. I’ve never had better turmeric. And in my more recent experience it’s just
been the highest quality product I sent to friends of mine who are chefs at some top
restaurants in the country and they say it’s the best product that they’ve found. So yeah this is a very similar climate to
where turmeric comes from. And South Florida is an up and coming turmeric
producing area. So, but we’re one of the smaller growers
of it. We’re certified organic. And it’s you know, it can’t really go
wrong, it sits on the shelf a long time in storage so when you order from us it goes
straight from the ground in a box and in a couple of days it’s On your doorstep. J: Yeah, so, I mean, can’t get any better
than that. Yeah I mean yeah fresh is always best, that’s
what I always say and I can definitely vouch for John you know last trip I was here I’ll
post a link down below to the video I made here it’s actually over an hour long where
I give a whole tour of the farm here including a small statement on turmeric but I really
wanted to come back and talk more specifically about turmeric because it’s one food that
I believe you can be eating each and every day and so is the highest quality you guys
can get and afford and you know my stuff I got a batch last time from John. It is some of the best stuff that I’ve had,
so far today, I mean I’ve got stuff in Hawaii, and Puerto Rico and stuff and I grow some
of my own stuff that I actually haven’t harvested yet but yeah I can definitely vouch
for him. So John if somebody wants to order this turmeric
from you , how can they get it? J: Go to our website threesistersfarm.com
and it’s right on our shop so it’s only available by the pound right now maybe we’ll
add a larger box, but possibly now we will just be selling one pound increments, by the
winter time we’re gonna have a ton of more in stock, in thousands of pounds, get yours
now it’s easy, this summer it really thrives, and uh by winter time we’ll be rocking and
rolling. You can even eat the uh this thing here, just
the crown here, so you start growing it, you can start making your own ground turmeric
too, it’s good to have both, the fresh and the ground, because I think it does concentrate
the medicinals of it. And sprinkle it on popcorn too. Oh that’s a good use. J: I do spirulina, turmeric and you know sea
salt and you use whatever braggs aminos, msg, no msg Alright so, I mean the goal is this, any way
you guys get more turmeric in whether you grow it whether you’re gonna have to buy
it at the store you wanna eat this stuff each and every day for it’s myriad of health
benefits those research’s documented and even undocumented because I believe there
will be so much more research coming out in the future. And because you guys stuck till the end of
this video, and you guys are one of my viewers I hooked up you guys a special discount for
John to get his turmeric shipped directly to you guys at the lowest price. You guys are gonna find his turmeric anywhere
be sure to check the link down in the description below, click on that link that’s the only
way you guys are gonna get this discount, I mean the turmeric that I harvested today
is the turmeric I’m taking home myself to eat, and I’m gonna be planting myself out
in my very own garden, and this is what I want for each and every one of you guys to
do as well, to get the best turmeric from the best local, small, farmer, that I know
shipped directly to you guys, you guys could grow it or just eat it, and derive all the
benefits. If you guys enjoyed this episode please be
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in town and maybe highlight one of his many other crops that he grows here including sugar
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  1. Known for its bright orange color, Turmeric is fast becoming one of the most popular food medicines in the world. For thousands of years, its healing effects have been known by Aryuvedic practitioners. Now western medicine is embracing it for its cancer-fighting and anti-infammatory properties. There are many uses for the fresh rhizome culinarily and medicinally. Turmeric can be added to soups, smoothies, stir-frys, even omelettes. Its best known as the main ingredient in curry. Our powerful certified organic turmeric is so fresh it comes delivered to you with the dirt still on it. You can sprout this turmeric and never have to buy it in stores again. Its our honor to supply you with this vital ingredient. 
    Due to the extreme flood of sales since the Growing Your Greens episode, we needed to cap our inventory until we can harvest, ship, and assess how much crop is left.  As a small farm, we were not prepared for the hundreds of orders over the last couple days.  We are grateful to John and his followers and hope to re-stock the website soon.  Please check back soon.

  2. !!! Think i will dedicate my garden bed #4 out of a possible 5 ALL ROOT GROWTH… tumeric, garlic, ginger. Thx John

  3. i don't eat the root because i just can't get past the taste. i take it in liquid form from sbr nutrition. i get the same benefits they just taste better lol!

  4. John love your videos,I live in Puerto Rico and my husband and I plant tumeric and many other plants and we do it organic 🍂

  5. Here is something you might "want to know about turmeric and it's benefits." Not a single one of the 120 clinical trials nor the 5000 published studies on curcumin have shown the spice to have any impact on human health.

  6. I grow organic turmeric here in Thailand. If Mr Gambino does not ship to any area (worldwide) I can ship to who is interested. message me.

  7. I ordered the turmeric after viewing this video. It arrived today. I will be trying to grow it here in the Atlanta area.

  8. …John, turmeric is sold out. Do you think if Three Sisters let you know when it is back in stock that you could post on youtube? Thanks as always for your "good stuff". I started radishes, cilantro, parsley, spinach and lettuce from seed here in Louisiana 2 weeks ago and everything is going well!

  9. I love your channel. I'd love to invite you in my back yard to help me with some of your insight to get started. I think it's important to start growing our own foods.

  10. Thanks John I bought some turmeric from three sisters and gave to family and friends to plant here in California. Nice and healthy roots! Keep up the great work!!

  11. Hey John , great Info, on the Turmeric, have been trying to learn more about it ! Also only recently have learned of Amaranth & Quinoa . 2 very similar plant's, very beneficial from what I've seen so far . What's your take on them ? Any advice, what if any real difference between them? See this historically to have been great for us as while as for chicken feed . You may already have covered these with a video I've missed , but if not would appreciate any thought or input, or maybe as a subject to a new video from you , Keep up the good work's my friend & HAPPY GARDENING ! – Ron

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  13. Great, I go to the link you provide to buy some turmeric to plant in my SW Florida garden and I get "Product not found" Bummer man.

  14. please, advise of any farms where one can get cheaper turmeric, ginger rhizomes that can grow into plants in pots? I cannot locate any locally
    except at few, but very expensive organic stores, even bought from such a store never grew into a plant ?
    Please, any advice would be so appreciated….

  15. Hey John, thanks for the great info. I'm in South/Central Texas, in zone 8B, so I'm gonna give it a go. Three Sisters does not have a link to buy turmeric on their website. I'll have to give them a call. Great video!

  16. I looked into Middle Eastern use of turmeric (Ayervedic diet recipes and medicine) and discovered that turmeric is never used in raw form. It's always cooked in dishes that have a fat of some kind. I believe it's called oxalates, a property in turmeric that can cause kidney stones, which I deduce must be neutralized through the cooking and fat use. Years ago I read, "How to Heal Tooth Decay" , where the author, R. Nagel used Weston Price travels and investigations, in which he explains the utter importance to know how indigenous peoples used their food supply. Turmeric has been used by Ayervedic diets and medicine for hundreds if not thousands of years. So don't eat it raw or without a fat is my recommendation. WestonPrice.org

  17. You are preaching to the choir with me! Just juiced a batch here , ended up with some paste too..used it in my stir fry tonight. Can't wait to try growing it myself.

  18. How funny! I just watched John selling Juicer yesterday when I was searching for a juicer review. Found him again today when searching for Turmeric growing. Interesting fella!

  19. I ordered some white turmeric from Thailand. just harvested big hand size rhizomes about 1/2 a pound. I'm groing it here indoors in new mexico.

  20. Hi, your video is informative. Also have a glance on the video which I made regarding early harvest using organic methods. Knowledge sharing certainly increases yield.

  21. Thanks for this great video! I've been looking for a good source on organic turmeric…my 2018 order from 3-Sisters is on the way! Yippee! As usual…thanks for all you do!

  22. I am growing it in containers in southern Ontario, Canada. I take it outside and let it grow in partial shade with my potted ginger plants in the yard during the summer, it is an amazing crop and superfood.

  23. Everytime I see John pull out someone's plants out of the ground I'm like "….i hope he got permission first…." lol it cracks me up

  24. I was born in the island of Grenada. I being eating turmeric since I was 4 years old .. the other name for turmeric is saffron… I am 50 years still eating saffron all the island in the Caribbean grow turmeric…

  25. and not one of these two mentioned that you need to add black pepper to make the tumeric activate the curcumin

  26. I tried to grow turmeric from grocery store organic turmeric rhizomes three different times before I finally caved and ordered two plants online. I got two small plants from the following website. They don't seem to like intense sunlight. I may move the tub I planted them in to a less sunny location:


    Also they like very, very well drained soil.

  27. When juicing Turmeric the best cleaner to remove turmeric stains is Mr. Clean ANTIBACTERIAL! Pour some into a spray bottle and spray everything the turmeric has touched including the cutting board. Mr. Clean ANTIBACTERIAL will turn the turmeric stains red so clean all your juicer parts until you no longer see red and the stain is gone! This is the only cleaner I found to work effectively on turmeric stains!

  28. I am very ill.
    I need give a try to survive. No conventional medicine can cure me, yet .

    Please, how can I contact with you to buy a good quantity of the REAL Yellow Turmeric ?
    Please, help me.Thank you very much

  29. I grow it in the Pacific Northwest in pots in my kitchen. Got a small root at the grocery store (stunning that we'd have it!), watered for 8 months, and…nothing. Suddenly, one day, WHOOSH, 8 inches tall. Now it's in the kitchen, bottom-watered, divided into 4 pots…about 4 ft. tall now.

  30. You know ..you can eat the young turmeric leaf ,,it's awesome flavor ..specially with fish and ill stew ..or you can put in with chicken …

  31. Nice but loooooong video. Anyone find the Promo code for Three Sisters Farm? Been taking turmeric pill and eating turmeric only in hot sauce but now wanting to grow my own…that to…so this was a very informative video.

  32. John. I brought home tumerick from Kauai just weeks ago I've put it up in a ferment which I use in my teas it's awesome the Kauai sent me home with fingers to grow also. They are certified to ship to main land …great to about 3 sisters ..

  33. I grow them in Maryland. Winter time I just shovel up the whole plant and keep them in the garage and not touch them until it's warm enough to plant them again

  34. Fast talking, loads of info, well organized video, nothing of value left out, and no YouTube filler bullshit. You sir, should be Head Director of every single informative video on this entire site. Thankyou

  35. I really appreciate your videos. I've learned so much about gardening and nutrition from you. I recently watched your video on longevity spinach and just planted two of those plants.

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