Introduction to Growing Horseradish

Do you want to begin growing horseradish? Or, have you been growing horseradish for a long time and simply want to get fresh ideas or helpful suggestions? This growing corner will teach you how to grow horseradish.

Planting Summary

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  • 10" – 12" between plants
  • 3’ between rows
  • Plant at 45° angle with flat end facing up
  • Flat end should be about 1" below soil surface


  • Keep soil moist throughout the establishment period


  • Does not need a lot of fertilization
  • Fertilize in spring with 5lbs of 10–10–10 per 100 sq ft
  • pH: 6.2 – 6.7

Weed Control

  • Regular, manual weeding is recommended
  • Consult a local extension before using chemicals

Special Considerations

  • Harvest roots the 2nd fall after planting
  • If not harvested, divide roots every year or two

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