A poor plant with yellowish green leaves on the raised bed was interesting me.
Oh yeah, that was our kunyit or turmeric (Curcuma domestica).
We can check the early planting period here.
Nine months after planting is harvesting time.
From five rhizomes that grown, two plants have rotten and died.
One plant grow poorly, one plant was harvested early.
And this is the last, the best one.
The plant matures naturally.
The yellowish-withered leaves is a sign that the root is ready to be harvested.
Using fork, prying the soil and pull out the plant.
Clean it, washing on the flowing water.
Cut the roots...
Brushing the rhizome to remove the soil.
Clean turmeric root is ready...
Turmeric is one of the main spices in Indonesian culinary.
This rhizome is also used for medicinal purposes.