Super easy to grow and one of the main ingredients of Rosemary Gladstar’s famous fire cider recipe to boost your immune system. Spicy flavouring for meat or fish or make your own horseradish sauce (the supermarket version doesn’t cut it).
Horseradish is more than just a remedy for fighting respiratory ailments, it has cancer fighting properties, it is rich in antioxidants, protects against microbes and bacteria, was used for urinary tract infections and relieves inflammation.
There are even recipes for lacto-fermented horseradish. Certainly a lot of healthy recipes to try – a lot better than the sugar laden condiments you can buy!
Horseradish can cope with all the cold in Australia can come up with and it seems to be quite heat tolerant also. Plant were you really want it (just like comfrey) because all root pieces left in the ground will resprout. Therefore, it’s probably not a great idea to plant your horseradish in the vegetable garden. Average soil and sunny conditions is sufficient.
It should be watered regularly or the roots will become woody.
Dig up the roots in autumn and replant either root pieces or crowns.