Turmeric is a superfood and it has myriads of health benefits but do you know it can be used in your garden too. And in the post today, we want to share the amazing uses of this herb in the garden that you shouldn’t miss. It’s time to learn about them with us!
Growing turmeric in the garden will bring a list of benefits for the gardener. For example, repel pests, especially ants, or you can use turmeric powder to prevent any bacterial or fungal disease. It also helps accelerate the plant’s natural healing process if your plants are suffering from powdery mildew. In addition, if you got bitten by a bug when working in the garden, you can use turmeric to reduce the itchiness and cures inflammation. Turmeric is great, right? For these good uses, let grow turmeric in your garden right now.
Ants and other pests hate turmeric and avoid totter around it. To repel pests, especially the ants, simply sprinkle turmeric powder around the base of the plant and on leaves or anywhere near the ant traces.
#2 Heal Wounds
If your plants got a wound on a tree or shrub due to pruning, use turmeric. Either apply a thick paste or sprinkle turmeric powder on the wound for natural and safe healing. The turmeric powder will prevent any bacterial or fungal disease. It also helps accelerate the plant’s natural healing process.
#3 Get rid of Powdery Mildew
If your plants are suffering from powdery mildew, turmeric will help them. Mix one part turmeric and two-part wood ash. Sprinkle this powder on infected plants on a non-windy day in the morning.
#4 Treat Bug Bites
Got bitten by a bug when working in the garden, let’s add some water to 2 teaspoon turmeric powder and apply it directly to the bite. Turmeric gets absorbed into the skin quickly and reduces the itchiness and cures the inflammation.