Curcuma longa (Turmeric): the amazing spice and medicine!

Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Indian Saffron) Nothing like growing your own herbs and edible plants, right? One is assured of pesticide-free edible plants for good health. Save pennies and eat smart too! :-) A regular consumer of Turmeric, we have been planting these plantsĀ for about a decadeĀ in pots at our backyard, that we named ‘our vegetable […]

How to propagate Crepe Ginger (Cheilocostus speciosus)

Botanically known as Cheilocostus speciosus, the Crepe Ginger stands up to 3 meters tall and is a sight to behold, especially when grown en masse and flowering. The terminal stems will be beautifully adorned with inflorescences that display large, frilly and snowy-white flowers that flare out from the pinecone-like, reddish-brown bracts. Truly dramatic and attention-grabbing! […]