I started growing yellow ginger or tumeric plants because it is good to have the leaves available as a cooking ingredient anytime whenever it is needed. I usually need about 3 to 4 leaves only, It will be very convenient if I could get them from my garden without having to drive all the way to the main wet market in Ipoh for the leaves. It is especially so whenever I wanted to cook chicken or beef rendang (a Malay dish). Yellow ginger or turmeric is known as kunyit in Malay.
I started with a few yellow ginger roots or rhizomes. I grow them in a shallow pot.
The shorter plants surrounding the yellow ginger plants are the common plantain. They are harvested for boiling herbal drink.
Most homes will have these useful yellow ginger plants growing in their backyard, garden or in pots.
I harvested the first batch of yellow ginger grown in a pot from my garden. Yellow ginger roots/rhizomes are used both in the fresh form or in dried powdered form as an ingredient in some Asian dishes. They are also used for their health or medicinal benefits which you can read about in the internet.
These were from the first harvest. I used the pounded fresh roots/rhizomes to marinate cut chicken pieces or fishes for deep frying. Fresh or powdered form are also used for cooking yellow glutinous rice and meat curry dishes. When working with yellow ginger roots/rhizomes, it is better to wear gloves and careful of your clothes to prevent staining your hands and clothes.
But you must be careful not to brag about being put in
to replace the branches that were broken off.
Remember that you are important only because
you are now a part of God's tree;
you are just a branch, not a root.
(Romans 11:18, The Living Bible-TLB)