March 26, 2020

Tips for growing radishes

Get your spring garden going with quick-growing, lovely & tasty radishes!

Fresh, crisp, juicy radishes have got to be one of my favorite spring (and fall) crops. These tender beauties grow best in cool weather, and can get tough and bitter and bold when it gets hot out, so they are best planted in early spring or fall. (We had such a huge radish crop last fall, in fact, that we just finished eating the last of our fall radishes in early March; thankfully they keep wonderfully in the refrigerator!)

One fun thing about radishes is that they grow incredibly quickly. Many varieties can go from planting to harvest in 30 days, which makes them perfect for the early spring garden – and also a fun crop for kids to grow! There are many varieties to choose from in different colors, shapes, and sizes. If you’re jonesing for some fresh garden veggies, radishes are one of the earliest opportunities for a spring harvest.

Keep in mind that they may grow a bit slower when the soil is still cold, and while most varieties can take a light frost, if you still have freezing temps at night in your area, you will want to give them some protection.

This short video shares a few helpful tips for planting and enjoying these early spring treats!

 

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Rose S.

An avid gardener since childhood, I love sharing my passion for gardening with others! I have gardened in a number of different climates and settings, from large fenced garden plots, to tiny patio and container gardens, and I firmly believe that everyone can learn to grow at least some of their own food - no matter where you live. Growing your own food can help you take control of your own health and food supply, and there has never been a better time to get started!

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