How To Grow Radishes
How To Grow Radishes
If you are new to gardening, growing radishes might be one of the first vegetables you should try out. They are typically not very difficult to grow. Radishes mature and are ready to be harvested in a short amount of time. Radishes are often easy to keep healthy even when facing various weather and soil condition.
In fact, you can actually plant your radishes up to six weeks before the last frost of the winter. Radishes can be grown in containers as long as the growing pot is about 12 inches in depth. You can also grow radishes within raised beds or you can grow radishes directly in the ground. Compost can be worked into the soil before you start planting.
Remove any possible obstructions from the soil before planting seeds about ½ inch into the ground. Radish Seeds can be placed relatively close together with a distance of only about 3 inches needed between Radish plants. You will want to plant your radishes in an area where they can receive at least six hours of sunlight each day.
If you live in an area where the temperature will often rise above 75 degrees, you will want the Radishes to grow in a location where they can receive some shade during the day. Make certain that your radishes receive at least an inch of water each week. In most cases you will only need to use garden feed once during the growth of your radi
Radishes will germinate in a very short amount of time. In fact, Radishes can do so in about 3 to 10 days. You can plant radishes in stages during the optimal growing window if you want to enjoy homegrown radishes for a longer amount of time. Keep in mind that radishes can usually be harvested within about 20 or 30 days.
It might take a little longer in some cases. You can start to enjoy your radishes when you notice they are the right size to eat and use in your cooking. You only have a window of about 1 or 2 weeks to harvest your radishes. In this case, bigger is not better. If the radishes grow for too long and get too big they will not be very tasty. Pick your radishes in enough time to enjoy them!
If you have problems with your radishes then find out about Radish Pests And Diseases