There's no forum for Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, I hope this is the right one: Went to the farmers market in Courtenay, B.C. yesterday and a Japanese family with a stall that normally sells veggies and fresh wasabi root and leaves had wasabi plants in pots for sale so we immediately bought them. I had been meaning to ask him if he would ever sell the plants but kept forgetting and there they were. I have about 6 separate plants in 1 gallon pots, they look like they've been in the pots for some time and very healthy looking. I'd like suggestions on where and how to try growing them. I know they are finicky but I think I can create the right conditions on our property. We have a pond fed by a natural spring so I'm planning on planting some beside the pond just slightly above water level at the extremely shady end, some in the ditch that the stream flows in right beside the water (also shady) then make a channel so water flows over the rhizomes, possibly some in the back of the property which is a swampy alder forest unfortunately slugs will be a bit of a hassle there and finally some in a garden with dappled to shady light in the same back property area. The guy who sold them to us said moist well drained soil in a shady place, of course everyone says moist well drained which is contradictory but we've got a standard mix we use which is about half ProMix HP and half Sea Soil potting soil with a good bit of perlite added for extra moisture retention which I work in with about half again as much natural dirt in the planting hole. It works great for our tropicals. I'm thinking that might be sufficient and the areas should be good but any suggestions would be appreciated.