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I bought a horseradish plant 4 years ago, I was warned that it was a bit invasive -- mine is not!

I kind of forgot about it, it grew a few leaves in the first year, but the ground that I had planted it in had become a bit overgrown, and i didn't notice it for a couple of years.  This year it has 4 leaves each about 18 inches long and 6 inches wide at the widest point.  I am pretty sure that it is the horseradish plant because the leaves smell of horseradish when I rub them.  I have now cleared all the weeds from around it, should I harvest it this year or leave it to become more established? I have very heavy clay soil and I don't think that I will be able to remove the root to inspect it without damaging it, and I don't want to wait another 4 years for another plant to grow (if I can find one, they are hard to come by around here)

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Be patient, leave it for another year, horseradish isn't expensive in the store, and once your plant is established you will have free horseradish forever.

When the plant is established you will probably find new plants coming up several feet away from the original plant.
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