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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Radishes, Vegetables | 2 comments

How to Grow Radishes


Name: Radishes

**Radishes are cheap to buy in 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.

**You can also use radish seeds to grow Microgreens. Check out this post to learn more about growing Microgreens.



**Radish spring crops prefer full sun, while the summer crops prefer partial shade.

**Radishes prefer fertile, well-drained soil, but they will manage just fine in most types of soil.



**Sow summer radishes from March to June every few weeks for a continuous crop.

**Continue sowing radishes in July, August, September, and October for a crop that lasts into winter.

**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.

**Radish seeds are awesome because they can be stored for up to 5 years and are still viable .


**Water regularly, especially in times of drought.

**Radish plants will become woody if it is too dry, and they will split if it has irregular watering.

**Other than making sure they get a normal routine of water, radishes are very easy going plants with few disease or pest issues.

**They are a perfect beginner garden plant due to their easy going ways.


**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.


For further reading:

**How to Dehydrate Radishes by It’s a Love/Love Thing
**Why Radishes are Detox Stars by MIX Wellness
**How to Make Fermented Radishes by Grass Fed Girl
**Ways to Eat Radishes by The Crunchy Moose


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  1. Why do my radishes go up to seed, that is, they go up in long leaving strings, above ground and they will not make the radish in the ground? It is only a red tin string in the ground.

    • It might be too warm for them. Also, they need good dirt! No rocks or roots that will bother their developing radishes.


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