Keep your garden growing - see what to plant right now

Growing Horseradish

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
        P P            

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

P = Plant crowns

  • 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 beside): Best kept separate
  • 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

04 Aug 18, David Marks (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
Does anyone have any horseradish roots for planting. Thanks
31 Jul 18, Annebelle van Tongeren (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi. I would love to plant a bed of horseradish as I am finding it impossible to buy. If there is anyone you could suggest who might be able to help me set up my patch, that would be great. Thanks.
04 Aug 18, Steve (Australia - temperate climate)
I brought mine at Bunnings planted out and it’s going well
02 Aug 18, Ian Lakeland (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Annebelle,try New Gippsland Seed Farm inSilvan. Horseradish is listed on their web site and you can order online.Regards Ian
28 May 18, Norma modistach (Australia - temperate climate)
My late husband always dug and replanted horseradish in July, Is this too long in the ground, he usually replanted the crowns. I am not having a great success
30 May 18, Mike L (Australia - temperate climate)
By this website leave them in the ground and plant out in Sept Oct.
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
02 Oct 18, (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
What part of the country are you in if Tasmania I can supply you with a plant
Showing 1 - 10 of 292 comments

Ask a question or post a comment or advice about Horseradish

Please provide your email address if you are hoping for a reply

All comments are reviewed before displaying on the site, so your posting will not appear immediately

Gardenate App

Put Gardenate in your pocket. Buy the app for iPhone, iPad or Android to add your own plants and record your plantings and harvests

Planting Reminders

Join 30,000+ gardeners who rely on Gardenate. Subscribe to our free planting reminders email newsletter

Home | Vegetables and herbs to plant | Climate zones | About Gardenate | Contact us | Privacy Policy

This planting guide is a general reference intended for home gardeners. We recommend that you take into account your local conditions in making planting decisions. Gardenate is not a farming or commercial advisory service. For specific advice, please contact your local plant suppliers, gardening groups, or agricultural department. The information on this site is presented in good faith, but we take no responsibility as to the accuracy of the information provided.
We cannot help if you are overrun by giant slugs.