Vegetables > Radish

How to grow radish:

Name
Scorzonera hispanion.

Family
Compositae.

Seeds
Buy Organic Scorzonera Seeds from The Green Chronicle (Pay in $US, £, Euro).

Scorzonera provides an unusual vegetable throughout the winter. The leaves, stem and roots can be used.

Sow scorzonera seeds in mid spring in drills about 1 inch deep keeping them 12 inches apart. when the seedlings are large enough to handle thin them to 6 inches apart. Keep the bed weed free.

In the autumn the roots can be dug up and stored in boxes of moist peat or they can be left in the earth and dug up as required.

Alternatively the leaves and stems can be cut away leaving the roots in the ground. Use the leaves and stems and leave the roots in the ground, well covered with earth.

The roots can be left until the following spring when the blanched leaves can be used.