Growing Radish

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

16 Jan 17, Amy (Australia - temperate climate)
I have read that that can happen if you leave them in too long, could that have been the case?
04 Sep 16, Purpleluna (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes I am and my son are going to plant these type "sparkler" in a deep old stainless atell washing sink fr a laundry so I dont aee why not as the radishes are small
30 Jun 16, Gomoco (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
already in the ground, thanks for you tip and weekly updates
15 May 16, Ian (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I've found main pests tend to be grasshoppers and caterpillers. You can grow them with daikon radish in between. They have bigger leaves and grow more vigorously so tend to attract pests. They are also reported to be good for soil system in similar way to rocket. In Japan they grow them in the rows between orchards for soil quality and to suppress pests.
12 May 16, Emma (Australia - tropical climate)
Does anyone know any pest and disease management strategies?
19 Apr 16, Daniel (Australia - temperate climate)
I am also using fresh radish with sushi instead of wasabi. Delicious!
04 Apr 16, gaby (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
can i pickel radishes
25 Mar 16, Susainable Susan (Australia - temperate climate)
I am wondering if you are able to make a paste like the horseradish paste you buy from the store but from the pink radishes as i have noticed that the flavour of my pink radish has a bite to it similar to that of the horseradish root. Meanwhile i will try to make it using my Grandmothers horseradish paste recipe and let you know how i go.
16 Oct 15, Joe graham (Australia - temperate climate)
i left radish plants in garden last summer. they have kept growing. now they are a large twisted root with branches coming of them with small white flowers. i have noticed that there i a large amount of pods.on each plant. on closer inspection of the pods i have found that each pod i picked has 2 or 3 green seeds. if i pick the pods a this stage and dried them will i get viable seed. i would like to do this as i have kept this garden bed organic as much as i can. i cant stop the bees cross pollinating. but im still trying to keep it organic. Thanks for your help
18 Jan 16, Erika Semenoff (Australia - temperate climate)
Try and wait until the pods are dried. I did this with a few plants and had more seeds for next year than I knew what to do with :)
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