Horseradish is a very understated herb, but those who do grow it, know how extremely useful and easy it is! Horseradish, as you may know, is a root herb that is used for its hot tasting properties. Follow these tips on how to grow horseradish and you’ll be on your way to growing this awesome herb in no time!

How to Grow Horseradish

horseradish plant

Planting Horseradish:

  • Horseradish plants are usually grown from root cuttings. You can get a hold of a root cutting from your local nursery or perhaps you know of someone who is willing to give you a cutting for free!
  • Plant the root cutting in the spring directly into the ground. The hole must be deep enough so that the root will stand upright.
  • Fill the hole back up right up until it reaches the crown of the root.
  • Once planted, water your horseradish thoroughly and leave it be.
  • Horseradish doesn’t require much care nor fertilizer.
  • Be careful though, horseradish can spread very quickly, so you may want to contain it by planting in a pot or a raised bed.

Harvesting Horseradish:

  • There are two different theories on when to harvest hoseradish:
    • One says you should harvest in the fall, right after the first frost.
    • The other theory says you should harvest in early spring.
  • Both of these options are acceptable though, so it’s completely up to you!
  • Dig around the horseradish plant gently as not to break the plant and gently lift it up out of the ground.
  • Break off some of the roots and replant them in the ground.
  • Now all there’s left to do is put your horseradish through a juicer or food processor and it’ ready to be served!

Now that you know how to grow horseradish, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!

Happy Planting!

How to Grow Horseradish