|New perennial vegetable beds. Eventually, they will also encompass the area|
where garlic and shallots are now growing
|Permaculture students planting|
additional perennial vegetables
We had to move some things we were already growing to install the garden in it's new configuration. One of the surprises was the size of the turmeric rhizomes from two-year old plants.
|Lots of turmeric roots and some ginger roots|
There were at least 10 to 15 lbs. of rhizomes. We replanted some, gave the Permaculture class members some "toes" for their gardens (as well as several types of mint), and Extension Agent Trevor Hilton, who oversees the garden, took the rest to use in an herb garden he is developing. We'll have a lot more turmeric to share in another year or two.