Wasabi in Your Garden
Growing Wasabi in North America
Despite wasabi's reputation for being difficult to grow, our wasabi varieties grow very successfully in BC and coastal North America in general.
Wasabi requires moist organic rich soils in shaded locations. The shaded area should be prepared with a large amount of organic matter.
Wasabi is planted in the spring and should be spaced about 12 inches apart. They also grow very well in containers. Control weeds and frequently check for slugs and snails.
It takes about 18 months to 2 years before the rhizome matures to full size.