Turmeric is the March Plant of the Month

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the March “Plant of the Month” is turmeric.

Turmeric is a perennial herb that is a golden-colored spice with excellent flavor that will complement a variety of foods. Turmeric roots and powder are available year-round and are found in many Indian, Thai, and Asian dishes.

“Turmeric is a tropical plant that prefers a warm and humid climate,” said County Commissioner Mary Alford. “It is a hardy plant that is relatively low maintenance but does require regular watering and protection from frost.”

March is a good time to grow turmeric in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast to get further insights on the Plant of the Month.

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between Alachua County Commission, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food. 

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

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