Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Scarlet Globe Radish

I started with Early Scarlet Globe Radish seeds from Ed Hume Seeds. This particular variety is great for eating fresh, using in salads or as garnish. I planted the seeds directly into the garden 1/4 deep, 2" apart in two rows, 2" apart. Radishes are an easy to grow crop that yields rapidly and can be planted from March through September.

Growing Tips: Radishes prefer full to partial sun. Radish grows best in the spring and autumn but will tolerate light winter frosts.

Harvesting Tips: Radishes mature and are ready for harvest in 24 days. Pull radishes when they are up to 1" in diameter and relatively young. Check your radishes often because the window of when they go from tasty to terrible is a relatively short period of time.

Starting from Seed: Sow seeds directly into the vegetable garden anytime soil is workable from March to September. Avoid planting radishes during really hot weather. Cover seeds with 1/4" of light soil. Leave 6 to 12 inches between rows, or in smaller gardens, space plants 2 inches apart in all directions. Germinates in approximately 1 week, keep soil moderately moist during germination.

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