Wild Planter
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:06 am
Location: South Seattle

Horseradish starts

I could sure use a little help finding a source for some local Horseradish roots.

All of the local nurseries here in So. King Co. are singing the same tune, our distributor went out of business last fall and we do not have any this year. Evidently there was only one distributor working this region.

Since horseradish tends to "get out of control" rather easily around here, I would gladly help thin out your patch. :D

opabinia51
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 4659
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:58 pm
Location: Victoria, BC

Hi wild, have you considered starting your horseradish from seed?

Wild Planter
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:06 am
Location: South Seattle

Horseradish From Seed?

Horse radish from seed? I did not realize that was an option. I bet it will most likely take a couple years for the plants to mature when started from seed, but I shall look into that.

Thank you

opabinia51
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 4659
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 9:58 pm
Location: Victoria, BC

Actually, my father grew it every year in the garden. I'm not sure if what I think of as horseradsih is what you think of as horseradish is the same though.

Anyway, check it out.

Good luck.

Wild Planter
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:06 am
Location: South Seattle

I did a little research and found [url=https://davesgarden.com/pf/go/840/]this site[/url] which suggests that the plants do not come true when grown from seed, whatever that means. The bright side to this is that site provided a link to another source for horse radish and I now have some headed my way. Thank you

Bob
Full Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:48 pm

If I remember correctly, some of the seed catalogs carry horseradish roots.

Try a web search for seed companies, and page through their on line catalogs. There must be at least a hundred of them. I’m pretty sure some of them would ship you some roots.

I grew some years ago, and found out that the most rough and irregular shaped roots were the hottest.

I also remember that the best recipe for jarring it up was a little oil, a little vinegar, and a little salt.

I also remember that I needed a gasmask to grate the stuff, I cried like a baby.

all_atv
Full Member
Posts: 12
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:09 am
Location: SE Iowa
Contact: Yahoo Messenger

how do i can horseradish and how long will it keep good flavor?

The Helpful Gardener
Mod
Posts: 7493
Joined: Tue Feb 10, 2004 2:17 am
Location: Colchester, CT

There's no way to actually make it lose its flavor; you could mummify this stuff and it would still hurt you centuries later...:lol:

HG

Bob
Full Member
Posts: 54
Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:48 pm

As far as I remember, there’s no “canning processâ€

FieldofDelight
Newly Registered
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon May 08, 2006 3:25 am
Location: Chicagoland
Contact: Yahoo Messenger

Horseradish Roots

I am surprised to find this discussion--I plunked a hunk of horseradish from the grocery store into a pot last August and ignored it and got a nice big horseradish plant in September. I had no idea horseradish was hard to find. I never did anything with it, like try to harvest it for instance, but I was able to grow it.

now I'm going to have to try again this summer and see if I can get some actual horseradish out of the deal!

Yuliya
Newly Registered
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun May 21, 2006 5:48 pm
Location: Texas

Hello!
It is true. Horseredish is very hardy plant. All you need is to plant a piece of root which has leave buds on it. It will occupy your garden like a weed over years, and you will need to seek for remedy how to get rid of it later on if you do not control it :0)
I bought my root at "Sun Harvest", or you can find one in Central Market or other fancy food stores in your area.
Good luck!

Return to “Vegetable Gardening Forum”