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I'm new at growing this. My older plants ( 3 yr. old) have a seed head on them. Should I leave this or take them off? I plan on digging these older ones this fall. DW

-- DW (, May 06, 2001


Hi, I've had horseradish for about 3 years now and my plants make flowers every year about this time.

I've heard that you don't dig the roots to use unless it is in a month with an "R" in it. I will just leave mine be until September or later and then dig some to process and freeze.

-- Heather in MD (, May 07, 2001.

Yes, it is normal to have a seed head and you don't need to do anything with it. We usually wait until the first killing frost to dig ours.

-- diane (, May 09, 2001.

I just leave the seed heads. Digging roots after the first frost is ideal for the hottest horseradish, but I dig some anytime I need it. Don't just toss the roots you don't want to use because they will grow just about wherever they land. Very prolific.

-- Mary in East TN (, May 09, 2001.

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