Guide to Growing Horse-radish

Guide to Growing Horse-radish

Horse-radish – Armoracia rusticana (or Cochlearia armoracia)

Guide to Growing Horse-radish A native of south-eastern Europe, although now naturalised in parts of Britain and other countries.

To secure good thick roots, it is advisable to grow it on well prepared, deeply moved and manured ground where lime is not lacking.

To prevent the roots spreading, which is one of the drawbacks of this crop, the base of the site where the plants are to be grown should be made very firm to stop the roots wandering. Roots planted horizontally are less likely to spread. If lifted and replanted annually each spring, horse-radish can be kept under control.

Not more than a dozen roots will be required for the average household. Good strong thongs about 20cm long and of pencil thickness are best. Reduce the buds to one. In early spring, holes should be bored out and roots or thongs dropped into them 25cm  apart and so that about 10cm of soil covers the top. Lifted roots can be stored in moist sand where e they will remain firm for use as required.

04. December 2010 by admin
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