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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in Australia - temperate regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 50 cm apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Best kept separate
  • Horseradish leaf
    Horseradish leaf

Horseradish is grown from root cuttings. If you know someone who has it in their garden, just one piece of root will start off for you.

Dig a deep hole and refill with compost as the horseradish has a long taproot. Plant it and then leave it alone. Apart from constant wet or cold, horseradish will grow in any part of the garden.

Horseradish is an aggressive grower and will quickly take over the garden. It will also grow well in a deep container or sink an old bucket in the ground to prevent spreading. Otherwise, remove all the plant when you harvest it and save one piece to replant.

Can be planted in early Autumn or Spring

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Horseradish

Strong, spicy flavour traditionally used with roast beef.

Used grated for horseradish sauce or horseradish cream

Your comments and tips

28 Jun 16, Debbie (Australia - temperate climate)
Geelong - buy a root from Geelong Fresh and plant- I am trying this Deb
20 Jun 16, Geelong Guy (Australia - temperate climate)
Looking for someone that can start me off with a couple of pieces of horseradish root in or around Geelong please?
09 Jun 16, Joyce (Australia - temperate climate)
My horseradish grew lush green leaves but now have been eaten to just a few leaves How do we know when the root is ready to be used.
16 May 16, (Australia - temperate climate)
where to buy horseradish seeds in Australia?
05 Jun 16, Buzz (Australia - temperate climate)
I got a good one from Bunnings in Cannington, Perth yesterday. New delivery with a few others in stock.
07 May 16, peter henwood (Australia - temperate climate)
Where am i able to acquire some roots??? in the South Victoria country area of Wonthaggi regards
01 May 16, nadia (Australia - arid climate)
In which climate zone is Sydney correct? Thank you.
07 Apr 16, ERNESTA (Australia - arid climate)
am in Kenya where can i get them? even if it means by DHL i will meet the cost if i can get seedlings
02 Apr 16, kati (Australia - temperate climate)
Which kind of compost/potting soil is best for potted harseradish.
08 Mar 16, Jan Cannell (Australia - temperate climate)
Where can I buy fresh horseradish? I bought several plants from my local nursery (wyee) but they are not ready for consuming for several months yet.
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