Horseradish is an easy to grow perennial root crop in my zone 6 gardens of south-central Connecticut – a plant-it-and-forget-it crop until autumn, when horseradish harvest time rolls around. It's a You Can Grow That! plant … so easy to grow that I'm often surprized more gardeners don't dedicate a sunny bed to it.
This is a repost from October 2012. All the American Holly transplanted into the woods survived the winter of 2012-2013 and added new leaves and a bit of height during the summer of 2013. Though one American Holly ended up with a broken main stalk from the weight from the three feet of snow that covered my Connecticut gardens in February 2013, it too shows signs of recovery.
Home composting has benefits beyond turning plant-based food waste into a rich soil amendment. Most home compost piles reach temperatures sufficient to break down plant scraps and shredded leaves, but do not get hot enough to kill all seeds. A happy result is compost volunteers – self-sown perennials and vegetables that are super easy You Can Grow That! plants.