As one of the simplest and quickest vegetables to grow on plot or veg patch, these are well known to most garden growers. These root vegetables are also packed with nutrients, arguably one of the healthiest crops on the plot!
Why Grow Your Own Radish Seeds?
You don’t have to own a large garden or allotment to be able to grow your own Radish seeds. Whether you grow them in containers, open ground in drills, or raised beds, Radish will happily grow in all kinds of spaces.
The fast-growing Radish comes in many varieties and in a selection of unique colours. Dobies have a wide range of Radish seed, including the tasty ‘French Breakfast’, a winter radish which can even be used in stews, the ‘Long Scarlet' and for an amazing crispy peppery taste try ‘Rainbow mix’.
Radishes almost always have a peppery taste, but some can be more sweet. Light-coloured varieties often have a milder taste whilst darker red radishes are more strong and pungent. However, the smaller kinds are known for having a great flavour and texture altogether!
When To Plant Radish Seeds?
- Radish seeds need to be sown in succession between March and September. How To Grow Radish Plants From Seed Sow the radish seeds directly into drills on raked and prepared soil, or ground that has had organic matter lightly forked into it.
- Put a garden line down when sowing seeds as this will allow you to tell the young Radish seed from young weeds when growing. Remember to label and date your radish varieties.
- If you have limited space or even no garden, it doesn’t mean you can’t have Radish. Sow into window boxes or containers in a decent peat-free compost. You can even sprinkle them though a window box with some flowers.
- Radish are great for continual sowing, sow between rows of earlier sown Radish and even between other crops. You can even sow gaps in your borders.
- If growing in open ground make sure you keep Radish weed-free, they are only small plants and can soon get engulfed in larger aggressive weeds.
- Harvest radish when they are visible on the soil surface, they can be easily seen after watering as it exposes their brightly coloured top appears. Gently pull from the ground and eat fresh.
How Long Do Radishes Take To Grow From Seed?
Radish can be cropped in as little as 4 to 6 weeks, so if sown regularly a plentiful supply for the salad bowl is easy to achieve. Sow from March until October. If you spot a lot of small holes in the leaves of Radish plants this is a little chap called Flea beetle. It’s not a massive problem but if it's prevalent, cover the crop in Fleece or a tunnel cloche.
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