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Help please

Observed: 1st June 2012 By: BewilderedBewildered’s reputation in Plants
Help please

Growing in a raised bed next to an unmarked stake. I know it's not the asparagus I planted but I can't remember what else it might have been that I planted two years ago. Then again it might be a weed. Horse Radish? About 2 feet tall. Can I eat it? :)

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Chalkie's picture

does look rather like horseradish

Try grating a bit of the root (which does look right for horseradish) - if it smells strongly and makes you cry, it's even more likely that it is horseradish! I can't offhand think of anything else it's likely to be, but wouldn't like to say it was definitely horseradish just in case it isn't.

Chalkie's picture

that was brave!

or maybe foolhardy! Though horseradish does smell pretty distinctive. Hope you enjoyed it with cream and a nice piece of roast beef!