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    Thumbs up Horseradish

    Looked around briefly for growing and then doing whatever you do to make horseradish.. Done anyone have clues for me..
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    How to Grow Horseradish

    what you need
    Spade or plow
    Manure or compost
    Horseradish roots
    Plastic bag
    Moist sand

    Plant horseradish roots. Do this in the sunniest spot in your garden as soon as the soil dries enough to be worked in during early spring. Spade or plow the soil in the planting area, then work in a layer of manure or compost, as rich, well-cultivated soil will get your horseradish roots off to a good start.

    Use your hoe to make a trench for planting horseradish. Lay the horseradish roots in the trench, with the wider end slightly elevated. Allow 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) between each root. Plant roots that are approximately 12 to 18 inches (3 to 5 cm) long and about the diameter of your index finger.

    Cover the horseradish roots with soil, then mound the soil to a depth of about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm)

    Water the horseradish roots. Continue to water regularly until new shoots emerge. After that time, water the plants deeply once every week. Apply 1 to 2 inches (2 to 5 cm) of water, which should be enough to soak the ground to a depth of 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm). Water the horseradish plants immediately if the plants begin to look wilted during hot weather.

    Pull or hoe weeds around the horseradish plants when the plants are small. Weeds usually aren't a problem once the horseradish is established.

    Fertilize the horseradish plants when the leaves appear. Use a regular, 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 fertilizer.

    Add mulch around the horseradish plants. This will decrease moisture and keep weeds under control. Leaves or compost will make effective mulch.

    Dig horseradish roots any time after the first hard frost in autumn. Cut off the top of the roots, along with any tiny roots growing from the side of the root. Continue to harvest as needed throughout the winter.

    Leave a few small roots in the ground so you'll have horseradish next spring. If you're concerned that the horseradish may become invasive in your garden, dig all of the roots. Store the roots in the refrigerator in a plastic bag filled with moistened sand, which will keep the horseradish roots fresh until you're ready to use them. Remove the horseradish roots from the bag and use as needed, but reserve a few of the stored roots for planting in spring.

    How to Make Horseradish Sauce

    Get several horseradish roots from your garden or Purchase from your local grocery store or farmers market.

    Wash the horseradish root thoroughly with warm water and remove the tops with a knife.

    Remove the outer layer of the horseradish root with a vegetable peeler.

    Chop your horseradish root with a large knife into fine pieces.
    You can also use a blender if you prefer. If you choose this method for chopping your horseradish, be sure to add a small amount of cold water, and cut the horseradish roots in a few pieces before starting to grind the mixture.

    Decide how long to wait until you add the vinegar, depending on how mild or hot you want your prepared horseradish to be.

    Add the vinegar.
    This does not have to be an exact amount because it is simply to control the heat-producing properties of the horseradish root.

    Stir the mixture of chopped horseradish and vinegar.

    Drain the liquid from your prepared horseradish and add salt to taste, if desired.

    Put your horseradish sauce into an airtight container and store it your refrigerator.

    hope this helps

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    Awesome, Thanks so much for all this info, Chris! I have wondered about this for a while!
    Charm Dreier

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