Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How to Grow Radishes

Name: Radishes

**Radishes are cheap to buy as seed packets and have a very quick germination period.

**Their beautiful red color always looks appealing in salads and their crunch is always welcome in my salads as well.

**Spring crops prefer full sun, summer crops prefer partial shade.

**Prefers fertile, well-drained soil.

**Sow summer radishes from March to June every few weeks, and from September to October. Sow winter radishes in July/August.

**Thinly sow ½ inch deep, place one seed every ½ inch apart. For larger varieties, thin to 1 every 4 inches. Have 10 inches between the rows.

**Seeds can be stored for up to 5 years.

**Water regularly, especially in times of drought.

**The plants will become woody if it is too dry, but will split if it has irregular watering.

**For summer radishes, pull the whole plant up when the shoulders look ready. Do not leave them in too long or else they will get woody or run to seed.

**For winter radishes, pick when needed. They can stand cold weather, but not a hard frost.

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