Saturday, June 25, 2011

tumeric
















A good crop of tumeric (More vermillion) this year. Seems to like the extra rain we had.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant of the ginger family. It is quite attractive during the year but dies off in winter ready to be harvested. I started my crop from a piece of root (rhizome) we bought in Byron Bay. I use it fresh in curries now but dried and ground up for the rest of the year.

2 comments:

rObfOs said...

I seem to remember you getting me to draw with tumeric a while back as well, Jack!

Looks like a big,juicy plate of witchety grubs!!!

Jack Oudyn said...

Yes we did use tumeric for smudging drawings in an interesting way but unfortunately the yellow fades in uv. Seems to last inside a diary out of the sun. Jack