Why Grow Radish Seeds?
Containers, open ground in drills, or raised beds, Radish will be happy growing in all these spaces. The fast-growing Radish comes in many guises and in a selection of beautiful colours. Suttons has a great range of Radish seed, including the tasty ‘French Breakfast’, a winter radish which can even be used in stews, the ‘Black Spanish Round’ and for an amazing crispy peppery taste try ‘Rainbow mix’.
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 its prevalent cover the crop in Fleece or a tunnel cloche.
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