Everyone knows how useful Horseradish is and how delicious it is in condiments and winter preserves. At the same time, everyone knows how quickly Horseradish can become a nuisance. Horseradish reproduces very quickly. If a fragment of its rhizome falls into the soil, it immediately begins to germinate and take over new areas. How do you tame this "invader"? You will learn more about How to Get Rid of Horseradish in Your Vegetable Garden by Bubgo article.
How To Grow Horseradish Plants
1. Find a place where Horseradish cannot be an invader and occupy a new area - behind a building (behind a bathhouse), by a fence, for example.
2. If Horseradish is already growing on the plot, dig a very deep fence (slate, iron) around the plant.
3. If you are just about to plant Horseradish, you can dig a bucket or other deep container in the soil, fill it with soil, and plant the plant there.
4. In a small place, you can make a very high and narrow bed for Horseradish, lined with wooden boards.
Place a sheet of tin at the bottom of the raised bed in advance so that the roots do not protrude beyond the tin.
How To Get Rid Of Horseradish Plants
If Horseradish has overgrown in the vegetable garden, there are several ways to get rid of it.
1. Dig thoroughly and remove all roots and rhizomes from the soil by hand. This should be done regularly as new shoots appear. This is the most effective way to control Horseradish.
2. many gardeners believe that they can get rid of Horseradish by covering the ground with roofing felt, slate, black spindle-shaped material, or film. however, the experience of gardeners who have tried this method shows that it is ineffective.
3. Large areas of Horseradish can be seeded with perennials (preferably legumes such as clover, lupine, or alfalfa). The plantings will produce shade, which is not good for Horseradish. The remains will have to be dug up.
4. Since the roots of Horseradish go deep into the soil, you can cut the roots down below the level of the digging and put a sealed plastic bottle of 0.08-0.13 gals (0.3-0.5 liters) on top. This will allow you to dig over the vegetable garden without the risk of propagating Horseradish.