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Horseradish

Post: # 141535Post clare
Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:48 pm

Hi all,anyone know about growing horseradish?Hubby announced we should grow some, so I can make some sauce for his beef.Anyone got a recipe for it?Is it hard to grow?quick to multiply? I am hoping it's easy......
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Post: # 141545Post tiggy
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:39 pm

It is a veggie thug, its making a bid for world domination from its Worcester HQ our local allotments.I expect you could get a root from either someone with an old established garden or from an allotmenteer as it grows OK from root cuttings.Just keep it in check as it has a good grip on life :lol:

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Post: # 141548Post ajstone
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:52 pm

Plenty of it growing in the verges of Fenland roads, its pretty eye watering stuff.

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Post: # 141586Post sleepyowl
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:28 am

it needs very little attention & is a perennial, just make sure it doesnt take over the garden
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Post: # 141637Post Green Aura
Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:40 pm

Grows like ....... something that grows really easily!

Grow it in a big pot, not invasive then and much easier to dig up.

When it's grown, pull it up, break a bit off and replant it. Wash it then peel and grate it outside or it'll have you crying like babies.

We just bottle it in vinegar, no cooking, just stick it in a jar and top up with vinegar.
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Post: # 141654Post fruitcake
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:27 pm

:cheers: more ideas I can use! Yippee - I've got 3 roots of horseradish stuffed in a pot waiting to go in the garden.

i'll heed the advice re planting it in a large pot rather than letting it go mad - it can join the mints on the deck :flower: :flower:

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Post: # 141810Post frozenthunderbolt
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:49 pm

awesome to know! I got it right by accident - planted it in pots when i first got it - no room in the garden at the time. have devided it once but am yet to use any. how thick do the roots get? From memory, when i devieded it the roots (biggest one) was only about 1cm/ 3/5inch thick . . . when should i harvest it?
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