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.
|When to sow indoors||Not recommended|
|When to sow outdoors||Cool climates: early spring & fall
Warm climates: winter
|Seed depth||1/2" (prefers sandy soil)|
|Germination soil temperature||45° – 90°F|
|Germination length||4 – 12 days|
|When to transplant||Not recommended|
|Varieties||Daikon (sweet and juicy!)
Easter egg (different colors)
D'Avignon (long and slender)
|pH range||6.0 – 7.0|
|Soil temperature for growing||60° – 65°F|
|Spacing||4 – 6"|
|Watering||Moderate to heavy and even|
|Light||Full sun to partial shade|
|Nutrient requirements||N = low
P = low
K = low
|Fertilizer schedule||Usually not necessary|
|When to harvest||As soon as able|
Looking for more information and inspiration?
Check out these tips for growing radishes.
Image thanks to ricojensen!