How to Grow Radishes
Let’s talk about how to grow 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.
How to Grow Radishes: Position and Placement of Plants
**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 Grow Forage Cook Ferment