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medieval knievel
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 9:32 pm    Post subject: horseradish Reply with quote

i have heard it's invasive, but can it be grown in a pot?
also, is it one of those plants you grow because it sounds easy and then never use? how do you harvest a vegetable which you use so little of at any one time?

they have them in mr. middleton's at the moment, hence the question.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're not really invasive, but they can make an attractive architectural plant. It can grow to 5' or more. The roots are the part you use for your Horseradish sauce which is great with steak, roast beef even just sausage, mind you I don't think you get beef sausage in Ireland, do you? Anyway, most beef dishes it will go with. It becomes pungent on greating, caused by the enzymes, producing large quantities of Mustard oil, it's the same family. Use it quick though, or get it into Vinegar as exposure to heat and air makes it lose it's pungency. Being a member of Brassica and close relation of Mustard, it's great for clearing the head and sinuses.
You might only need 3 or four plants, harvest one or two plants one year and split the other two to grow on, done properly you should never have to buy it again. It's a good investment. Your own use will dictate how many thongs to buy.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liparis wrote:
Your own use will dictate how many thongs to buy.

this is not advice i expected.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
Liparis wrote:
Your own use will dictate how many thongs to buy.

this is not advice i expected.


Laughing Laughing Sorry, I didn't realise as I wrote, but it is the term, we don't buy roots, crowns or tubours, it's thongs. When you bu one you'l see wh Laughing

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