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Growing Horseradish [split from General Topics]

ipsedixit Jan 15, 2011 07:41 PM

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And, btw, I've started to grow my own horseradish root. May start munching on those as well.

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    odkaty Jan 16, 2011 05:56 AM

    Do you have a clearly designated area for planting? Horseradish is as invasive as bamboo or kudzu. I made the mistake of planting in a raised bed ... it's not all over my yard, and poking it's head up in neighbors yards.

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    1. re: odkaty
      magiesmom Jan 16, 2011 08:10 AM

      We plant horseradish in pipes or in containers after having it take over our garden in another house.
      And I munch ginger too!

      1. re: odkaty
        ipsedixit Jan 16, 2011 09:45 AM

        Planted it in an enclosed area (with a metal enclosure). Hope I'm ok. Worked with the ginger.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          odkaty Jan 17, 2011 09:22 AM

          If not, I hope your neighbors enjoy horseradish ... or will at least let you harvest! :-)

          1. re: odkaty
            ipsedixit Jan 17, 2011 01:17 PM

            Well, my neighbors are already forever indebted to me for all the persimmons, apricots, peaches and pomegranates that they've taken from my yard for all these years. :-)

          2. re: ipsedixit
            magiesmom Jan 20, 2011 06:13 PM

            Ginger is not as spready. Does the metal enclosure go underground.? If not, no help.

          3. re: odkaty
            al b. darned Mar 18, 2012 11:41 AM

            I made the mistake of planting horseradish in my garden in 1994 as a deterrent to potato beetles. I got no potato beetles, but I sure got horseradish plants!

            I used to mulch my garden with several layers of newspaper covered with lawn clippings. While this prevented most weeds, it seemed to only p*** off the horseradish. The leaves would form into a point, break thru the mulch, and flourish. The worst part of this is my soil is too heavy to get any decent roots to grind up, but that doesn't it from trying every year.

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