primrosecottage Posts: 817
in Fruit & veg
Hi veg guys I purchased a root last year and planted in the corner of my rhubarb bed so to have least chance of disturbance. It obviously wintered over and has green foliage about 4" tall do I leave it alone for the summer and how do I get a bit of root for cooking? I presume I don't dig up the whole thing other wise it's going to be an expensive pot of sauce
A French person once told me a trick that they used. Before planting it, they dug a hole about a foot and a half deep. They put a paving slab in the hole, put the horseradish root in and filled in with soil. The root grows down, hits the slab and branches out. It seems you get more horse more quickly. Unfortunately, when it came time for me to grow some I forgot about the slab bit.
When I want some horseradish, I do dig up the root, chop a bit off and then replant it. It doesn't seem to mind. And by the end of the summer you will have more.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
Thanks Pansy thats lovely I thought I would have to wait for it another season all I need now is the Sunday joint