Winter Is a Great Time To Plant Wasabi
Markus Mead, Co-Founder and Farmer of Oregon Coast Wasabi. Jennifer’s husband and business partner.
The weather forecast for wasabi planting on the west coast looks perfect. It may seem early, but if a deep freeze isn't likely, the earlier in the season the better. It will give time for the roots to establish during winter rains. The low light conditions will really get the leaf and stalk production accelerating. The more leaf canopy in the summer will keep the plants humid and retain moisture. The other bonus is that by the time the other vegetables are being planted, there will be wasabi leaves and stalks to harvest and eat.