With the high cost of fruits and vegetables in the grocery store, why not simply grow your own in your own back yard. You'll have much fresher cleaner food to eat, improving your health while saving money on groceries. You are also taking a giant step towards a eco-friendly lifestyle by growing your own produce. It will connect you with your neighbors, and have a positive impact on family life by teaching children about the importance of food quality and production. All while protecting the planet. Or maybe even earn a secondary source of income by selling the fruits of your labor at a farmers market.
About this Variety
Fun Fact: Horseradish is both known as a vegetable and a herb which is unusual. It’s not grown for its ornamental purposes but for its edible roots which jazz up many different popular dishes. In the US they are planted in the spring and the roots are harvested in the fall. They grow quickly, but do need a long growing season, so plant them early. They are started from small root pieces, also known as sets. They can even be grown in large deep containers.
- Grow your own fresh fruit!
- Eat healthier
- Horseradish is pollinated by bees and other pollinators, along with the wind.
Late Spring to Early Summer
Grows 24-36" tall
Plant 48" apart, 1.5" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 3-8. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
To plant: Find a full sun location that receives 6+ hours of direct sun per day. Dig a hole slightly larger than the plant's root system. Place the plant in the center of the hole with crown at soil level. Back fill with soil. Firm the soil around the roots as you back fill. Water thoroughly at planting and as needed during the growth process.
Horseradish is best grown in containers since it spreads quickly and can easily grow out of control.