Horseradish has become a popular root spice to grow, most commonly used as a condiment in cooking and known for it’s distinctive taste. This plant is a part of the Brassicaceae family, which also includes wasabi, cabbage, broccoli, and mustard. Growing this deliciously spicy root at home will guarantee that you’ll always have it fresh on hand in the garden!
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This root will do more than tingle your taste buds, it’ll provide you with a surprising amount of healthy vitamins and minerals. Horseradish is a great source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, magnesium, folate, zinc, calcium, and antioxidants. By consuming a little bit of horseradish you can boost your immune system, help fight off cancerous cells, help lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, and many other benefits!
Horseradish is perhaps most commonly turned into a sauce and used as a condiment for food such as sandwiches, but there are many other ways to eat it. You can add it to hummus, salad dressing, alongside meat or fish, use it instead of wasabi when eating sushi, and many more. Any time you want to add a little spice to something, this is your root!
Choose a sunny area of your garden that is away from other plants so that the horseradish doesn’t steal the other plants’ soil or space when it spreads. If you have hard-packed clay soil, add some sand to it to provide better drainage.
Horseradish can also be easily grown in a pot or planter. Just dump the pot into a wheelbarrow to harvest the roots and re-plant the same soil back in the same pot with two or three 5-inch root sections planted back from harvest.
Like many herbs, Horseradish likes lots of water. Don’t worry about planting Horseradish upside down! It grows from either end of the root. Each piece should be 4 inches below the soil surface.