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Radish in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Raphanus sativus

 

Radish

Radish is an edible, pungent root vegetable that is usually eaten raw in salads. It is quick and easy to grow, and can be round, cylindrical or long. Radishes can be red, white, purple or black, with white flesh.

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plant Features
  • Radish likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Radish likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Radish is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Radish likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Radish

Latin name

Raphanus sativus

type

Root Vegetable

family

Brassicaceae

ph

5.8 - 6.8 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Radish likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Radish is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Radish likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Radish likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Radish is 0.10meters x 0.15meters 0.10 M 0.15 M

Raphanus sativus

Radish is an edible, pungent root vegetable that is usually eaten raw in salads. It is quick and easy to grow, and can be round, cylindrical or long. Radishes can be red, white, purple or black, with white flesh.


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Sow radish seeds thinly in light, well-draining soil. Sow at a depth of about 1/2". They can be sown as a "catch crop" between other types of slower-growing vegetables, as radishes grow quickly, and can usually be harvested in about 4 weeks from sowing. If sown thinly, (1" apart) will not need thinning. Sow every two weeks for a succession. Water well after sowing, and keep the soil moist.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Autumn

Root vegetables do not always transplant well, so, although it can be done, with care, it is usually best to grow them in the site where you want them to stay.

 
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