I am finally ready to plant the root that was given me. My plan is to bury all but 2-3 inches of a large flower pot in the ground. Then plant the root in the pot and let it go until next year. Giving it water when necessary and some fertilizer. Then, harvest some of it next spring and keep the "mother" portion of the radish going.
Questions; Living in MN do I cover it with leaves for the winter? Am I correct in harvesting it in the spring? If so, do I harvest it early or in late spring? Or, do I let it go another year before harvesting? When harvesting do I just break a piece off? Or, will there be other separate radishes?
By the time I have it in hand I should have researched how to best process it. I look at it as an adventure just as growing ghost and butch peppers. In the case of the horseradish though I intend to eat it. I give the peppers away to adventurous soles.
I love the life I live and live the life I love*, and as Mark Twain said, " Always do well it will gratify the few and astonish the rest".
*old blues refrain