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Old 12-29-2018, 11:45 AM
 
Location: equator
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I've been growing horseradish in a pot on the balcony and over a few weeks, it morphed from the normal looking leaves I see everywhere online, to totally serrated (to the stem) yellow-green leaves. There are a few "normal" leaves left. But the rest are these unrecognizable leaves. I thought something else had taken over so dug one up. There was a partially developed horseradish root which I grated and used.

Anybody seen this weirdness? Sorry, I can't post my own pictures.
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:08 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Yes Sand&Salt. My own horseradish plant does this. It's in that stage right now. The leaves are serrated. The crown is still a healthy green though, only the outer leaves are fading. How about yours?
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: equator
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Yes Sand&Salt. My own horseradish plant does this. It's in that stage right now. The leaves are serrated. The crown is still a healthy green though, only the outer leaves are fading. How about yours?
Oh thanks, Terra. I have seen NO pictures of this. The crown doesn't look good either. What does the yellow-green tint mean? How can you tell when it's mature enough to harvest?
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Old 12-30-2018, 01:35 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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This is the horseradish I am currently growing Sand&Salt.
Perhaps it is crown rot? I've read (internet reading) that you don't
want to overwater them, but in my climate, I've noticed mine prefer
shade from intense heat/sun and more water than normal. Mine wilts if
not given water quite regular. I know its relative, wasabi, likes water.
Crown rot may be your climate, fungus or perhaps
over-watering.

As far as yellowing leaves, I think the plant is just maturing, and casting off
the older leaves. Someone with more experience than I may be able to give you
a better answer. I know the serrated leaves are adult leaves and normal for the
plant.

I've grown horseradish in the past and always had same experience.
Wanted water (I side-water, never the crown) and hated too much heat.

edit: Mine likes used coffee grounds. I give it a cup on soil surface every 3 months.
*When you used Google images, did you type in "horseradish plant?" I see several variations
of the plant, and some do have deeply serrated leaves.
*Horseradish is a perennial, so I wouldn't consider harvest until it's at least 2 yrs. old. I let mine go to
3 or 4.

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Old 12-30-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Wanted to add: This is the third pot I have placed it in within the 4 or so months I have had it. It is aggresssive with growth. When I see several roots coming out of pot bottom, it gets a new pot.
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Old 12-30-2018, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Everybody should have the 'pleasure' of grinding horseradish! I have had CS and CN teargas training and horseradish is about as close as one can get to that riot training. If anybody ever has a cold; grinding your own horseradish is one sure way to clean out your system!
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Old Yesterday, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Everybody should have the 'pleasure' of grinding horseradish! I have had CS and CN teargas training and horseradish is about as close as one can get to that riot training. If anybody ever has a cold; grinding your own horseradish is one sure way to clean out your system!
That or wasabi is what I use to clear my nasal and sinus passages during a cold.
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Old Today, 11:27 AM
 
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Oh Yes! Way back when, I used to suck the air with a straw out of ziplocks prior to freezing. You can guess what happened. Thought I was gonna die from the grated horseradish fumes! Couldn't breathe! Good for sinus cleaning for sure.

I didn't know you had to wait a couple years to harvest! I am only growing it because it can't be had here in So. America. It may not like the tropical climate either; starts to wilt without every-other-day watering.
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