Anyone grown turmeric before? I bought some corms a year or so ago, planted them in an out of the way place and promptly forgot about them.
I found them today. Healthy plants. Yay! So I decided to dig one to see what I had. Hmmm. The bulb - and that's all I got - was smaller than the corm I planted. Granted, I dug the smaller of the two plants, and the one that had been damaged by other work I was doing in the yard. So I probably didn't lose anything by digging this too early.
But I'm wondering, how long does it take to get a clump of turmeric that can maintain itself, even as you slice off pieces for cooking. We use a lot of turmeric and I'd love to be growing it for cooking. But so far this experiment seems to have failed. I would have probably been better off using the corms I bought rather than planting them.