Horseradish Companion Planting Guide

Freshly harvested horseradish roots with leaves.

Horseradish root contains an oil similar to mustard oil called isothiocyanate. Present in some other plants in lower concentrations it exhibits mild antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. While the amount present in its natural form only helps to curtail fungal and microbial activity, it doesn’t prevent it – it does serve well as a companion plant … Read more

How to Prepare and Preserve Horseradish After Harvest

Grated horseradish with whole roots and leaves.

Fresh horseradish has a powerful burning spicy taste that can clear your sinuses and redden your eyes. It’s similar to wasabi or Wasabi is similar to horseradish if you’ve ever tried it. The roots of horseradish are most commonly used, but the leaves are also useful and serve well is salads, pestos and assorted recipes. … Read more

How to Plant and Grow Horseradish at Home

Freshly harvested horseradish roots with leaves.

Armoracia rusticana    Full ~ Partial Shade     Soil pH: 5.5 – 7 Horseradish is generally relegated to the never never land of the culinary realm. Fresh garden grown horseradish however has a unique burning zesty zingy taste that can clear your sinuses and redden the whites of your eyes. It’s a very easily grown plant … Read more

Dividing Horseradish: How to Create Horseradish Root and Crown Cuttings

Fresh, dug-out root horseradish with leaves.

Horesradish plants need no help in spreading once they have become established. They are quite invasive and have been known to conquer huge swaths of territory in a single season. Because of its invasive characteristics dividing horseradish roots becomes necessary. Horseradish root division should be done in the Autumn, once all the foliage has dried … Read more