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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

Your comments and tips

22 Dec 19, Madison (Australia - temperate climate)
This is my first time growing radishes, and I found that most of the leaves had been eaten through or had tough brown/yellow streaks. I believe it may be some sort of disease or they have been attacked by pests.
27 Dec 19, Another gardener (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
when it is wet and rainy the bugs and insect breed more, or that is their breeding time. I'm sub tropical and I try to grow radishes March to Oct. I'm finding I grow the best radishes late autumn winter. And try and have the soil a bit firm when planting radishes. I find if the radish has germinated and is growing and the soil is then compacted a bit by rain/watering you end up with radishes that look like a number 8 instead of a nice circle round.
11 Oct 19, Danny (New Zealand - temperate climate)
why are my radish going to seed? Have very big top and no radish.. have done for about 3 years .
14 Oct 19, anon (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
If they have very big leafy tops you are over fertilising BIG TIME. Plant radish after a leafy crop so that a lot of the N has been used. My experience is to grow radish into winter -sub tropical.
22 Sep 19, Gerty (USA - Zone 7b climate)
My radishes came out too small or not developed a full bulb/root at all. I used a peat based potting soil and compost + vermiculite also amended with fish/kelp emulsion. I am growing them in 6 inch deep flats with proper drainage holes. The variety is Cherry Belles, Rover, French Breakfast. Planted them in late summer for fall.
25 Apr 20, Dr. Peeper (USA - Zone 9b climate)
Sounds like your soil is too rich, probably in nitrogen.
11 Jan 19, paul stanley wood (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
why not try the white long asian type i find them better they last longer in the fridge crisper
14 Jan 19, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
That is a daikon radish . (More info here - www.gardenate.com/plant/Daikon?zone=3)
28 Oct 18, Mandy McGuane (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi!! Would anyone be able to give some advice as to why my radishes when I picked them today, found that the base of them were split and not very healthy looking, rough skin? Could there be an issue in the soil? Thanks in advance.
28 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
A bit of a contradiction - splitting maybe too wet and tough could be too dry. I find I grow the best radishes in the winter - a light watering each day.
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