I have a whole row to dedicate to Turmeric. I wanted to grow both Ginger and Turmeric but could not find any quality Ginger. I have 3 store bought pieces of Ginger I am trying to pre-sprout. Anyway, after measuring my bed, and given the correct spacing I can plant (36) two-inch pieces of Turmeric. I thought I read somewhere you can direct plant Turmeric if you think the ground is warm enough. I have the pieces cut already and letting the wounds cure for a few days. Any tips on getting them sprouted ASAP?