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I am going to start harvesting my Czech horseradish in a month or so, and anticipate having lots of starts. This variety is much better flavored than the commercial strains; it is a tad sweet, and mild in comparison. My wife doesn't eat commercial horseradish, but eats this stuff by the spoonfull!

I have a limited number of naturally grown cuttings available for $2 apiece. Shipping will cost $5. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions. You can either fall plant, or heel cuttings in and spring plant.

Thanks!
 
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Perfect timing. I'd love some horseradish. I would take 15 of them to plant this fall. Let me know the details as the harvest gets closer. Thanks for putting this offer up.

Any chance you have some excellent rhubarb too?

 
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I'm glad I posted at the right time! I just got started on rhubarb this year, so we'll see how that goes but I don't have any to share at the moment.

I will keep you posted regarding harvest time.
 
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Hi Jon, I'm interested in your horseradish. I grow an old Pennsylvanian Amish heirloom and would like a second variety. Purple Moose me when they are ready. Thanks very much for this offer.
 
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Ooooh, I'm interested too. Please let me know.
 
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Rick, perhaps we could do a swap, I am always interested in picking up heirloom plant varieties. Do you know the history of the strain you grow?

 
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Hi Jon, It was given to me by my neighbor whose family has been growing it for at least 80 years he claims his grandmother got it from a local Amish farmer. I will call on him today and see if I can get some more details on its origin. It tastes great and like your wife, I can't get enough of the stuff, its like gold. I sure would like a second variety to compare it with. I don't need much, maybe 3 to 5 small nuggets. Purchase or trade no problem. Thanks again.
 
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hi Jon-
any update on the horseradish starts?
we have a few more weeks for planting here and I would love to get some in the ground.
just wondering if it is still going to happen.
thanks, adam
 
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I am starting the 2013 horseradish dig! I will be getting a hold of people who were interested in the order they posted. Anybody else interested in getting on the list?
 
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I'd like 5 please
 
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Hi Jon! I received the horseradish! Thank you very much. It's absolutely delicious! Sweet, creamy with a nice mild heat. I planted most of it in the garden... excited to have a second variety. Your horseradish package should arrive sometime this week. I threw in a few heads of garlic, hope you enjoy them. Peace Rick
 
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I am glad you liked it! Thanks for adding in the garlic, I grow quite a bit of that too. What variety do you grow?
 
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Do you still have any left?
 
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I actually have quite a few left! I have probably only dug a tenth of my horseradish thus far this season. How many are you interested in?
 
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How about 10!
 
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I would love 5 if available and if they can be heeled into a buried pot in the hoophouse for winter. If that won't work, let's not waste them, we are already under 6" of snow here.
 
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Big Thumbs UP Jon!

I got the 30 horseradish planted just days before the snow, perfect timing in an imperfect world. The roots looked great.

Thanks again for your generosity to share your abundance, your plants have spread abundantly to a grateful new home!
 
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The horseradish plants could definitely be heeled in, that shouldn't be a problem. I typically dig the roots through the winter for consumption and heel in the root cuttings for the next year's crop, then distribute to my garden in early spring.

My area is having a cold snap right now that put a halt to any horseradish digging, but I will let people know as soon as it thaws out again and the horseradish digging can resume! There is still plenty left.
 
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I'd love 3-4 horseradish plants. What is heeling in and how do you do it? We are snow covered here in Lansing, MI (zone 5a), but if there is a way I could keep it, it's one less thing to remember to buy in the spring!
 
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There are still some available, and the ground has just thawed out so I can again commence digging horseradish. PM me with how many you want and we can sort out the details.

To heel in is to plant outdoors in temporary, relatively protected location. Come springtime, the plant is relocated to its final home before growth starts in the spring. I would recommend mulching over the heeled in plants with several inches of straw to help isolate the plants. I would recommend not doing this in an area with a high winter water table - you don't want to drown the plants. Also, make sure the spot is well marked so you know where to dig it up in the spring! I usually heel these in next to a small tree branch so I can easily find them.

Does anyone else have advice for heeling in plants in colder climates? I'm in zone 8, so I don't have to do much to keep my plants going over the winter. I would assume that people in colder climates would end up using cold frames and such things.
 
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I never heard from you and I am still interested in getting some. Do you still have some available? Please send me a PM if yes.
 
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I am also interested if you have anything left. Pm me also if yes.
Thanks.
 
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Dug the rest of my starts, and sent a couple PMs to people who were interested. Anybody else want some?

 
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How do we pay? Mail check or online?
 
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Whatever works best for you - paypal, money order, or personal check all work fine for me.
 
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Jon - I sent you a PM some time ago and am awaiting a response.
 
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Jon,
Sent you a PM, let me know.

Bill
 
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Wife just had a baby! We're probably not going to be emailing/shipping anything in the next couple days, buy will get back to folks as soon as possible.
 
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Jon Paddy wrote:Wife just had a baby! We're probably not going to be emailing/shipping anything in the next couple days, buy will get back to folks as soon as possible.



Congratulations!
 
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Thanks!
We are back up and opetational now, so can resume shipping horseradish starts. Quite a few left!
 
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I would like to buy 20. Where do I send a check or how can I pay?
Joel Rice
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Feel free to pm me and I can get you payment info.

Thanks for the interest!

Jon
 
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Probably only a couple more weeks to ship horseradish this year - the starts are starting!

Anybody else interested?
 
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Jon just sent you a pm
 
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id like some of your Czech horseradish roots if available, regards, john
 
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John I replied to tour pm and then we lost contact. I'm still interested in starts.
 
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Jon thank you for the starts, they went in the ground today...can't wait to see them pop up.
 
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Hey,
I'd be into picking up three this spring if you're selling again!
Being Czech by heritage, I'd love to grow this!
Best,
Jeremy Kyncl
 
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