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Growing Horseradish

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(Best months for growing Horseradish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

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  • Easy to grow. Plant root pieces. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 20 inches apart
  • Harvest in 16-24 weeks. Some improvement in flavour if left till after frost..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): 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

06 May 18, zukiswa makoba (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I leave in KWT I would love to know how can I get your horseradish pls. my phone no is 082 7236 761
08 Apr 18, Richard (Australia - temperate climate)
What sort of soil types does it like? Water requirements?
09 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Read the notes here on growing it.
08 Apr 18, Robert Ashby (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I’m looking at growing my own horseradish I just want to know where I can get the seed to grow kind regards Robert
09 Apr 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Try an internet seed selling company.
22 Mar 18, Tonia van der Lem (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I Live in Gisborne and want some horseradish.Where can I get them. Also I look for Echinesea plants. Thank you
27 Jan 18, buys (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
where can i get horseradish to plant
08 Feb 18, Astrid (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi Jan, Try They sell horseradish rhizomes (pack of 3 for R60). I bought some recently and they were excellent quality.
14 Dec 17, josephine (Australia - temperate climate)
Does horseradish need full or filtered sunlight to grow well on eyre peninsular and how often does it need watering.
15 Dec 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Can grow in partial shade but most plants need sunlight. A good watering once a week will probably do, Doesn't like too wet.
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