Saturday, December 11, 2021

Horseradish soil requirements

Horseradish is a long-day plant, whose favorable conditions are those of moderate climate, with average rainfall for such regions. In the climate conditions in this country, the root tolerates low temperatures and does not freeze at lower temperatures.

The plant grows in clumps with leaves that radiate out from the main taproot. It can attain heights anywhere from 2 ft (61 cm) to 3 ft (91.7 cm) or taller when flowering. Horseradish is cultivated from crown or root cuttings planted in the early spring.

Plant sun-loving horseradish in rich, loose, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.8. The highest yields are achieved in fertile, moist soils with good drainage. Soils high in organic matter will yield the highest quality roots.

Physical component of soil structure is very important, and it is supposed to be crumbly, which allows permeability and good soil moisture accumulation. The suitable soils for it are those with groundwater level of about 150 cm. In heavy soils, the root is branched, curved, becomes fairly pungent, and in too light soils, it becomes tasteless.

Heavy soils filled with clay and rocks or a thin layer of soil can restrict root development and result in a poor harvest.

Before planting, incorporate 4-6 inches of well-composted organic matter and 2 ounces of all-purpose fertilizer (16-16-8) per square yard of planting area. Double dig this into the soil to provide a good rooting environment for the plants.
Horseradish soil requirements

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