Yesterday Mike decided it was time to dig horseradish. It has been in the ground for years since the last time we dug it up. (This should be some HOT stuff!!) The older is it the hotter it is and some of it has been undisturbed since we moved here 12 years ago. Above is a pile of the roots freshly dug.
These are the tops that had just started poking it's leaves out of the ground for the year. We cut these off and set in water to start rooting to go back in the ground. We dug it all up because we are expanding the garden and it needs a new home. I haven't decided just where we are going to plant it. It needs a place where it can be undisturbed so it will grow long roots again.
We got 2 quarts and one pint of ground horseradish. I have a great blender called a Vita Mix that will grind just about anything! I just add some vinegar to the roots and this is what we get. Boy, is it hot too!! But great to eat and good for you too.
Looking into the jar; when you take the lid off either hold your breath of get ready to a nose full of very pungent smelling, eye watering aroma to hit you!