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Growing Radish

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P P P     P        

(Best months for growing Radish in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 1 - 2 inches apart
  • Harvest in 5-7 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Chervil, cress,lettuce, leeks, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Avoid growing close to: Hyssop, gherkins
  • Cherry radish
    Cherry radish
  • French Breakfast radishes
    French Breakfast radishes

Small, spicy tasting root vegetable usually round but some longer varieties . Available in a range of colours between red and white.

Very easy to grow. Good for a child's first garden as seedlings appear in two or three days. Sow between other vegetables as they will mark the rows until the slower germinating plants appear.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Radish

Wash well and remove leaves and roots.
Use raw in salads or on their own with bread and butter.

Your comments and tips

26 Jan 14, Joyce (USA - Zone 7b climate)
Does 1 seed produce 1 radish? Or does it grow in a bush? Only 1 person will be eating them and I don't want to grow too many.
27 Jan 14, Maria (Australia - temperate climate)
1 seed produces 1 radish. We had lots of varieties last season.
13 Mar 15, Kristin Litwiler (USA - Zone 5a climate)
What is the best region of the US to grow radishes? What region is Arkansas in? I haven't been able to find that on the Web nor a picture of the US divided into its' regions as I've seen on seeds pack backs.
02 Apr 15, Costa (USA - Zone 9b climate)
The greens of radishes are also edible. Eat raw when the leaves are small and tender. More mature greens before turning woody or the stem becoming hard and dark or before leaves start turning yellow can be steamed or boiled....A little lemon, salt, olive oil and you have some great tasting and healthy greens.Great over a bed of rice. Also good for juicing.
03 Jun 15, Jim (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Is June too late to plant radishes in Kansas City, MO?

Is June too late to plant radishes in Kansas City, MO?

- Jim

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