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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:01 pm 
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I live in the Dallas area and am looking to find one horseradish plant or root to grow in my Herb garden. I would rather not use mail order since most of them you have to order more than one. I've looked and asked around a quite a few places and nobody says they are going to carry them.
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I don't know if it will work but I am going to try a good size root from Central Market. I have done this with Garlic and had great success. Also was cheaper than from catalogs.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:03 am 
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I have called the Dallas County extention service and they told me that horseradish was not available from any of the growers in the Dallas area. So I think maybe getting a root from CM is worth a try. Let me know if it works for you and I'll let you know about mine. Thanks

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I am sure you are aware of this, but if not: horseradish spreads like wildfire. Your one root will be 100 before you know it, so wall it off.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:30 pm 
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Thanks Bill,
I heard that you could take a 5 gal. plastic bucket and cut the bottom out and put it in the ground, fill with dirt and plant the horse radish root then. Will that work or what would you suggest?

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Does it even grow in this area due to summer heat? I tried it once and the summer heat seemed to kill it. It might not have been planted properly ???

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I saw it on a herb farm in the hill country a few years ago. If I remember, they said to plant it in rich, loose soil in full sun with good drainage. It will not make plump roots in poor, hard or sandy soil. It is very agressive.
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 Post subject: Re: Horse Radish
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:50 pm 
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harry wrote:
Thanks Bill,
I heard that you could take a 5 gal. plastic bucket and cut the bottom out and put it in the ground, fill with dirt and plant the horse radish root then. Will that work or what would you suggest?


Yup... that will do it. If you go to the back door of many restaurants, you will see those pickle buckets waiting to be picked up in the trash!

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 Post subject: It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 7:37 pm 
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Harry,
Thanks for the suggestion on buying a root from the grocery store. :D Albertsons had horse radish roots on sale a while back and I got one. It's just now coming up and I can not think you enough for your suggestion. I really wanted a HR plant this year so I can use the spicy leaves. I will keep you updated on how it goes through the summer. :D

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:41 pm 
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My horse raddish plant did great last year and is now coming back up everywhere. lol I used some of it and left the rest in the ground and I might have to dig some more up since it is spreading so much. 5 plants now.

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Thanks for your update. I'll have to try this plant again (love horseradish).

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Egad :shock: a root at central market was about 10 bucks! I guess all of you went and picked over the smaller ones.


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Central Market is a great place to shop but pricey on some things. I would try one of your standard grocery stores should be less expensive
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I bought two huge tubers yesterday at Wal-Mart in The Colony. It was only $2.38/lb. which seems like a steal considering that some online sellers charge as much as $20 plus shipping for a few cuttings. Whether they will sprout or not is TBD, but it sure does taste good.


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We sold it at Northaven Nursery earlier. It should be planted by the end of February though.

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