Vegetables > Radish

How to grow radish:

Name
Raphanus sativis.

Family
Cruciferae.

Seeds
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Sow radish seeds in a bed which has had plenty of compost or well rotted manure dug into it. Sow the seeds thinly in rows 6 inches apart and choose a site which allows full sunlight in spring and autumn but affords some shade from full summer sun.

Radish can be grown as a catch crop between rows of slower growing vegetables.

A first sowing can be made under cloches and then further sowing can be done at weekly intervals until the middle of summer.

Water when dry and keep the soil weed free. the radishes can be harvested when they reach the size of a hazelnut. Do not allow them to grow too big or they become woody and over hot in taste.