black-tailed deer - NOW OT Wasabi

Heather Koch hk@icarustrading.com
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:14:18 PST
Wow. Thank you for sharing the link Makiko.   I live near this farm and yet never knew it exists in these beautiful mountains.  

On Feb 29, 2016, at 11:51 PM, Makiko Goto-Widerman <makikogotowiderman@me.com> wrote:

> Hello Jim,
> 
> I always wish to grow Wasabi, but unfortunately there is no chance to grow Wasabi so far.  It does not grow here in Southern California.  
> Long time before I visited a largest Wasabi Farm in Japan which was at the foothill of Japan Alps.  They have a lot of snow in winter, and it is hot and humid
> in summer, similar to the climate in East Coast.
> They keep running natural water from the local river.  A black shade protected the plants from direct sun.    
> 
> I found an interesting farm in NC which grows Wasabi in natural setting by the creek in the mountain.  (https//http://www.mountaingardensherbs.com/)
> Wild Wasabi in Japan must be growing by the creek in the mountain, moist but not soggy dump soil under filtered sun.  
> 
> I plan to move to East Coast this summer.  Then I can grow Wasabi.
> 
> Makiko
> 
> On Feb 29, 2016, at 11:56 AM, James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com> wrote:
> 
>> Dear Makiko,
>> 
>>    I have grown Wasabi here in Kansas City with little trouble. I certainly do not have running water- barely have water.
>> 
>>    I followed guidance from a UK grower and have my plants in a gritty-mostly gravel mix sitting in shallow saucer. I water them regularly until the saucer fills. 
>> 
>>    Stays in almost full shade year round and winters in a cool/frost free greenhouse. 
>> 
>>    Drop me a note if you want more info.        Best        Jim
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Feb 27, 2016, at 4:10 PM, Makiko Goto-Widerman <makikogotowiderman@me.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Do you grow Wasabi plant? You have a running creek in your back yard? Just curious.  
>> 
>> Makiko
>> 
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