The Q&A Archives: Digging Horseradish

Question: What is the best time to dig horseradish? What is a successful way to keep birds from eating the chokecherries just as they are getting ripe? Rich Miller Alliance, NE

Answer: Dig horseradish in late summer or early fall and replant the rest of the roots, trying not to disturb the plant too much. The best defense against birds is netting. Bird netting placed over the planting a few weeks before the berries are ripe will discourage them. Also, Scare Eye balloons and tape work well in blueberry fields scaring birds away.

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