The cost of production of turmeric process starts with the planting of turmeric. In poly house after preparing the land and sowing in rows in a proper manner.
The seedlings are planted in each hole. Should be less than 10 cm in height and thick enough. To bear the weight of soil that is put on it with or without erecting bamboo poles for support.
Turmeric cultivation can be done with multi-cropping, mixed cropping, intercropping, crop rotation system etc.
Advantages Of Turmeric Cultivation
Cost of production of turmeric is a herbaceous plant found mostly in tropical regions. The root part of it which grows underground can be dried and powdered to be used as a spice. The powder has multiple uses from dyeing clothing to being an anti-inflammatory agent. In other words, turmeric has been used since ancient times. Used for cosmetic and medical purposes too.
The fact that its cultivation requires little space. As compared to crops grown underground makes it ideal for growing in poly houses.
Another great thing about turmeric cultivation. Is that almost all parts of its growth are useful including its roots, stem, leaves and flowers.
It also does not require much care during cultivation. Making even small parcels of land suitable for growing turmeric plants. Provided there are sufficient water resources. Available nearby to cater to their need for growth.
Steps to Prepare Polyhouse for Turmeric Cultivation
First, broadcast seeds evenly across the field using a seeder/spreader.
After sowing, take 4-5 days for germination. Then thin out unnecessary plants to have only 20cm distance between plants.
The best time to sow turmeric crop. This is when light intensity duration has crossed 8 hours per day.
When the turmeric plant reaches 15-20 cm height. As a result, they are ready for transplantation into the poly house. Or open field depending on weather conditions.