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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?
 
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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!
 
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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)
 
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You probably know more than me already. Perhaps you've seen this  recent The Atlantic story which drove my interest for wasabi up high too.

This is a beautiful story of one family's wasabi farm. Looks like it needs lot's of water, but wow.
 
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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.
 
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One of the benefits of a cool damp climate.....my first Wasabi flowers.  

These plants are now through their second winter here, surviving about -8 degrees Celsius this winter.  I was going to divide them this spring.  Now I'll have to wait until summer in case these set seeds....
 
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Not sure now if I'll get any seed from my Wasabia.  The "lambing snow" has brought cold north winds and real snow for a change.  It's not really cold, but it has bashed the fresh growth right back.
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Wasabi damaged by cold wind/snow in early April
Wasabi damaged by cold wind/snow in early April
 
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I really wanted to try wasabi at my last place as I had a shady spring it should have loved. I would still like to grow it in a container like you have it in there but I cannot find a supplier.
 
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Skandi,
There are several suppliers in the UK that sell Wasabi, I think that you can't import it to EU without a sanitary certificate now.  If my flowers survive and set seed I can send you some of those, however most of them look poorly still.
 
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Hi Skandi,
I remembered I'd seen an irish grower of wasabi, and it looks like they now sell plants too.

[url=]ireland wasabi[/url]

Due to complicated border arrangements they can ship to EU, don't know what the postage will be though.
 
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Nancy Reading wrote:Hi Skandi,
I remembered I'd seen an irish grower of wasabi, and it looks like they now sell plants too.

[url=]ireland wasabi[/url]

Due to complicated border arrangements they can ship to EU, don't know what the postage will be though.



They only ship to Ireland and the UK But there must be someone on the continent now since there is one I (now) know of in Ireland one one in England I can't believe there's no one in the rest of Europe! To be continued...

Victory http://www.lubera.co.uk/plants/vegetables/root-crops/wasabi it's out of stock but will hopefully be back in stock in May
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