**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.