Different Than Ginger

When it comes to growing turmeric, it’s important to know that it behaves a bit differently than ginger, and while some aspects don’t need to be different, it’s good to know what adjustments are needed.

Turmeric rhizomes grow out and down, so you will not need to hill them as much as the ginger – about 1-2 inches is typically enough to cover the rhizomes in case they peek out during growth.


Turmeric contains compounds called curcumins, which have been studied for their medicinal purposes in both conventional and Ayurvedic medicines. Because of this, turmeric is often considered a great supplement to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.