The Beginning of the End

The Carolinas saw temperatures plummet to record lows along with most of the country earlier this week. We spent the time building an emergency shelter for the turmeric plants. But alas it’s fast approaching the end of the 2013 growing season. Harvest time is right around the corner. Fall is the busy time for a turmeric farmer. One might think with winter coming it’s time to relax, but this is harvest time! Pulling the root mass with attached rhizomes, separating the “mother root” from the rhizomes, storing the mothers to overwinter, washing the turmeric rhizomes readying them for sale.  A lot of work goes into producing fresh organically grown turmeric. In the spring we’ll do it all over again in reverse. As you can see the dormant season is when all the work gets done.

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