Part 2 of 3: Growing Your Radish
How do you plant radish seeds?
Sow radish seeds one inch apart in rows one foot apart in loosened soil. Cover them 1/2 to 1-inch deep and water them gently. Keep planting radishes every ten days for a continuous harvest. One week after the radish seedlings appear, thin them to every two or three inches. via
What happens if you plant radish seeds too deep?
If planted any deeper or exposed to cooler temperatures, the seeds will take longer to germinate and may not germinate at all. Space winter radishes 1/2-inch-deep and 2 to 3 inches apart. via
Should I soak radish seeds before planting?
To start your sprouts, you will want to soak your seeds in a bowl of cool water for 4-6 hours, or overnight, making certain that seeds are submersed and not floating on top of the water. This will soften the seed coat and promote germination. After soaking, thoroughly drain off all water. via
How long do radishes take to grow from seed?
Radishes are quick, easy and fun to grow from seed, ready to eat in as little as four weeks. via
Do radish seeds need sunlight to germinate?
Radishes require at least 6 hours of full sun per day, but they are tolerant of some shade. As a cool weather crop, a shady area could allow you to grow radishes longer into the growing season than you might otherwise be able to, as soil temperatures will be slightly lower. via
Why won't my radish seeds germinate?
Your Soil Is Too Cold Or Too Dry
Another reason your radish seeds are not germinating has to do with soil conditions. If the soil is too cold, then your radish seeds might not sprout right away (whether you are growing indoors or outdoors). They may sprout when conditions improve and the soil warms up. via
Do radishes need full sun?
How To Cultivate Radishes. As soon as the garden's soil is workable in the spring, put on some warm clothes and plant a first sowing of radishes. Choose a site that gets at least six hours of sun a day. Prepare a light, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8 to 6.8 for best production. via
Will 10 year old seeds germinate?
Do seeds go bad with time, or can you plant them no matter how old they are? The answer is, yes, seeds will eventually go bad and no longer germinate, but it can take quite a long time. There is a good chance that those old seed packets will have a high percentage of seeds that will germinate just fine. via
What is the best time to plant radishes?
Plant radish seeds from early April through early May for a spring crop, and again August 1 through September 1 for a fall crop. Allow about one inch between seeds in the row. Plant the seed of smaller varieties shallowly, one-fourth to one-half inch deep. via
What seeds should not be soaked before planting?
Avoid soaking small seeds such as lettuce, radish, and so on. Germination of these species often doesn't need a lot of help, and wet seeds are much more difficult to handle, leading to over-sowing and waste. Lastly, tropical native plants like chillies need a long growing season to ripen their fruit. via
How many radishes will one plant produce?
How many radishes will one plant produce? One radish seed produces only one radish plant and one radish plant produces only one radish. Luckily, radishes grow very quickly, so if you want a lot of radishes, just plant a lot of seeds, and you will have an abundance of radishes in three to four weeks. via
What is the fastest seed to germinate?
The fastest germinating seeds include everything in the cabbage family – bok choi, broccoli, kale, cauliflower etc, and lettuce. The slowest seeds to germinate are pepper, eggplant, fennel, celery, which may take 5+ days. The rest such as tomato, beets, chard, squash, onions, will take about 3 days. via
What should not be planted with radishes and why?
Other Radish Companion Plants
Be cautious when planting near brassicas (like broccoli), however, as radishes can attract flea beetles, which will damage this plant's leaves. Hyssop is also not compatible with radishes. via