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Growing Radish

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(Best months for growing Radish in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 1 - 2 inches apart
  • Harvest in 5-7 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Chervil, cress,lettuce, leeks, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes
  • Avoid growing in same bed: Hyssop, gherkins
  • Cherry radish
    Cherry radish
  • French Breakfast radishes
    French Breakfast radishes

Small, spicy tasting root vegetable usually round but some longer varieties . Available in a range of colours between red and white.

Very easy to grow. Good for a child's first garden as seedlings appear in two or three days. Sow between other vegetables as they will mark the rows until the slower germinating plants appear.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Radish

Wash well and remove leaves and roots.
Use raw in salads or on their own with bread and butter.

Your comments and tips

03 Nov 08, Eugenia (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Does anyone know why some of my radishes are splitting? Only some came out perfect.
01 Dec 12, Ruth (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
The most likely reason is that you have left them in the ground too long.
07 Aug 08, amy maloney (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
tips for growing radishes?

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