Growing Guide: Growing Radishes

How to Grow Radishes in Your Garden

Growing radishes is a fun way to get this peppy, peppery and pretty in pink root vegetable into your diet. Plus, radishes are fast-growing, low-maintenance additions to any garden, and they are one of the few plants that repel insects. Here’s everything you need to learn how to grow radishes.


Growing Radishes

When to sow indoorsNot recommended
When to sow outdoorsCool climates: early spring & fall

Warm climates: winter
Seed depth1/2" (prefers sandy soil)
Germination soil temperature45° – 90°F
Germination length4 – 12 days
When to transplantNot recommended
VarietiesDaikon (sweet and juicy!)

Easter egg (different colors)

D'Avignon (long and slender)
pH range6.0 – 7.0
Soil temperature for growing60° – 65°F
Spacing4 – 6"
WateringModerate to heavy and even
LightFull sun to partial shade
Nutrient requirementsN = low

P = low

K = low
Fertilizer scheduleUsually not necessary
When to harvestAs soon as able

Looking for more information and inspiration?
Check out these tips for growing radishes.

Image thanks to ricojensen!

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