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We used to have horse radish. It was terribe torture to fix. we only had a hand grinder, It was very hard on the eyes as we would grind the horseradish our eyes wourld really burn. After we got it ground fine enough we would put vinegar over it to preserve it. I love the heat of horseradish on meat but don't want to have to grind it ever again.
This is a guide about harvesting horseradish. Choosing the right time of year, when the soil is cool, and using the appropriate garden tools will give you your most flavorful harvest.
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What makes my horseradish bitter sometimes?
Pete from LaPorte, CO
If you are talking about the kind you grow in your garden, it could be the heat &/or amount of moisture that there is when it is growing. A lot of heat often makes veggies bitter -- lettuce or radishes, for instance.
I dig mine only after the first frost. I`ve never had bitter horseradish.