Keep things light and warm
Check on your pots every few days and once the sprouts start to emerge, move the pots to a windowsill or under a grow light. Unless your house is really warm (optimal growing temperature at this stage is 77-86 degrees) you will want to put them on a heat mat set to the low 80s. As the plants outgrow their plastic covers, open or remove them.
Water as needed
Once you open the mini greenhouses you will need to start watering your turmeric as needed; keep the soil moist, but not soggy, and mist the leaves once or twice a day with water to keep the humidity up. Allowing the soil to dry out at any point will reduce your final harvest. (Heading out of town? Here are 4 ways to water your plants while you’re away.)
Transplant to larger pots
When your plants are 6-8 inches tall, carefully transplant them into larger pots (either the final ones or an intermediate size) full of potting soil. Begin turning the heat mat down several degrees each week until you hit 70 degrees. At this point, you can remove the heat mat as long as your indoor temperature averages at about 68 degrees. Otherwise, continue using the heat mat. Plants in intermediate-sized pots are ready to be transplanted into their final pots or planters when they become top-heavy or start sending up more shoots.
Move plants outside
Move your turmeric outside once all chance of frost is past, when the forecast shows only warm nights ahead. Provide partial shade for the first few days to keep tender leaves from getting sunburned. Continue to water as needed during the summer and fall to keep the soil moist but not soggy. Feed your growing plants by watering every couple of weeks with compost tea or applying an organic fertilizer recommended for potatoes or root crops according to its label’s recommendations.