I found a good big nice wasabi plant in a local nursery and could not resist.....
Now how to grow that? It is winter here and it could still go to -5C.
I probably have two oprions: first I grow it and hook it up to a sprinkler system or misting system (maybe the one I use for cuttings which goes on for 10 seconds per hour).
The other one would be we have a creek in the backyard but it does not flow much at all. Somewhere at this creek bank either in a big pot or in the ground.
Who grows wasabi?
I've just learned that my land might be suitable for wasabi (western Washington with a shaded creek) and came across your question in my own search for info. Would love to hear what your experience has been if you don't mind sharing!
a friend of mine was trying to start a wasabi operation. He has land on a mountain with a spring of cool water. The plan is to divert some of that, get it flowing across gravel, and rig up some shade cloth where needed. Even so, wasabi is very finicky and he decided to hold off til he was living full time onsite, since he has critters who do a lot of damage. As I recall he found a lot of resources online (I help him plan out his gardens, the goal is for his land to eventually support a bed and breakfast there)
ooh what a pretty video.
The leaves are fun to use in cooking-- when I lived in Japan a real wasabi root was a ridiculous luxury and I was taught to use the whole darn thing. I`ve had them pickled and also sprinkled over dishes, they add a nice bite.
I am a man of mystery. Mostly because of this tiny ad: