The hot and spicy roots of horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) make this plant a classic accompaniment to roast beef. This hardy perennial plant is easy to grow and cold and drought tolerant. Sunday night roasts never tasted so good with home grown horseradish!


How to grow horseradish in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny or light shade spot in your garden with well drained soil. Enrich with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed.   
  2. Place a 15 cm long root in the soil in late winter/early spring & cover with 2.5 cm of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix and water well. Space them out at 80 cm intervals. 
  3. Water regularly. Once the shoots appear, reduce them in number of two to three to encourage the root growth.  Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  4. Harvest by digging up all roots carefully as the smallest piece will regrow.

     
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How to grow horseradish in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 500 mm wide and 700 mm deep to encourage root growth. Position the pot in a sunny or lightly shaded spot and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  2. Place a 15 cm long root in the potting mix in late winter/early spring, make sure the top of the root is 2.5 cm below the surface. 
  3. Water regularly as plants in pots are likely to dry out more quickly than in soil. Once the shoots appear, reduce them in number of two to three to encourage the root growth.  Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.
  4. Harvest by pulling out all roots carefully as the smallest piece will regrow. 

Growing tips

  • Cut the root at a 45-degree angle when replanting. 
  • Harvest annually after first frost and replant after last frost. 


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Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.