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Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Common Name(s): Radishes
Categories: Fruits and Vegetables
Radishes have a mild, peppery flavour that complements lettuce, tomatoes and spring onions, making them perfect for salads. They are easy to grow, so it is possible to have a continuous supply of crisp young roots almost all year round.
Botanical Pronunciation: RAF-an-us sa-TEE-vus
Semi Frost Hardy
Common Pests and Diseases
Caterpillars.Downy mildew in thick stands during wet weather.
Pick roots about three to five weeks after sowing as they tend to become hard when left too long in the soil.
Interesting Planting Ideas
Radishes are easy to grow, so it is possible to have a continuous supply of crisp young roots almost all year round.Radishes make an ideal crop for a childâ€™s garden as they mature so quickly.
Sow the whole year round.Sow thinly, a little at a time, at two-week intervals.Plant the seed 6mm deep and thin the seedlings out to about 50mm apart.
The best soil is rich and well drained. In dry soils, radishes are inclined to run to seed almost before you can use them.
Radishes have a mild, peppery flavor that complements lettuce, tomatoes and spring onions, making them perfect for salads.
A 1m-row per sowing should be enough for a family of four. Sow every two weeks.