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How to Grow Radish

Radish Germination Information

Radish Seed Germination How to Sow Radish:
  • Best sown outdoors in situ when the soil is cool
  • It is a cool season crop that should be successively sown every 2 weeks until mid-spring and resumed again in late summer
  • In Zones 8 and warmer, seeds can be sown in the fall for a winter crop
  • Seeds can also be sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70°
  • Indoors and out, sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds and expect germination in 6-10 days

How to Grow Radish:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Thin or space seedlings 1-2 inches apart in rows spaced 6-12 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun

Soil: Site in loose, fertile, sandy, moist, well-drained soil. Keep well watered and, with a liquid fertilizer, feed prior to planting and again every 2 weeks

Appearance and Use:

This annual is grown mainly for its enlarged, crisp-tasting, edible root, but the leaves can also be consumed. The plant is a rosette of leafy greens that grows 6-8 inches tall. The leaves are best when harvested young; cook them or add raw to a mixed salad. The roots are rounded or elongated, the flesh is white, and the skins can be white, red, pink, or bicolored. They should be harvested when 1/2- 11/2 inches diameter and before they become tough and woody. They are at their spiciest when dug in hot weather or just before they go to seed

About Radish:
Botanical name: Raphanus sativus
Pronunciation:  raf’å-nus sa-te’vus
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Brassicaceae; native to Eurasia