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sean
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:08 pm    Post subject: Conditions for horseradish?  Reply with quote    

Is damp and shady good? (Please someone say yes). Someone's just given me a tiny little plant and I was thinking of putting it in our front garden.

cab



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nooooo! Don't do it. It'll be there forever, an ineradicable pest.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not in our garden, we can't get it to grow, it'll be that deep well drained moist fertile soil again

What about growing in a submerged tub like mint? Or in a big tub?

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But tasty, let's face it. You will, however, also need a gas mask whilst grating it.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thing is we've got a 'pocket-handkerchief' front garden which is in almost permanent shade. An ideal place for thuggish shade lovers. I was thinking about wild garlic and some mint too.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could try it in a black bucket with holes in it. When you lift it remember that even the smallest bit of root can re-grow.

I've been trying to get a crop from ours for a few years now without much success. I can get a few long thongs but not much worth grating.

moogie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have got mine in a large pot that for some reason seems to be permanently waterlogged and it does great. How about a large pot in the garden. I really wouldn't recommend planting it in the ground, it'll take over.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Thing is we've got a 'pocket-handkerchief' front garden which is in almost permanent shade. An ideal place for thuggish shade lovers. I was thinking about wild garlic and some mint too.



Good lord - are you taking bets on the outcome? My money's on the mint (even though I can't grow it, although that might be the dogs!)

5:1 the horseradiish comes out on top , anyone?

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I look forward to the 'what can i make with mint and horseradish' post.

moggins



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The best patch I have ever seen covers almost an acre right next to our local canal, every time I go down there I keep meaning to put a spade in the boot of the car

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
every time I go down there I keep meaning to put a spade in the boot of the car


We always have a spade in the back of the car. Treacodactyl bought it for me last Christmas

Seriously though, I suspect you're not meant to dig things up unless you have permission (ie from the landowner) even a pernicious weed like horseradish. I guess it's one rule for all because there are idiots who'll go around helping themselves to bluebells and orchids

moggins



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Umm, that asks the question who owns the land, would it be the council as it's the pathway alongside canal or would it be the church which stands right in front of it?

Interesting question.

cab



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 05 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Either way, you're not legally allowed to remove the plant from the wild without landowners permission. Not that most people will mind you removing a bit of horseradhish root.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 05 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I expect most people wouldn't mind you removing a lot of horseradish root!

The waterboard might own it if its by the canal.

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