Saturday, January 18, 2020

Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Radish


Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Radish - Radish is the food root vegetable grown and consumed throughout the world. They are mostly popular in Southeast Asian countries. Radishes love to grow in a cool temperature just like Carrot, Beet, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage and many other root vegetables.

Radishes are grown in many varieties, and available in many different colors like red, white, and black. They have long, thick taproots that can range in size from 8 to 24 inches. They have a stronger flavor and are milder in taste. The green leafy tops are edible and add a zest of zing to salads.



Growing white radishes from the seeds. They love to grow in cool temperature. They have a stronger flavor and are milder in taste.



Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Radish - Here’s a step by step guide on how to grow, plant and harvest radish from seeds in a pot or container.


1. Grow Radish in a Pot

I'm growing white radish which is very common here in India. They are very easy to grow in winters. It's a cool weather crop. It prefers well-drained, moist and rich soil. Buy a 6 inches deep round container while sowing radish in pot.

I generally grow the radish from the seeds. You can buy these seeds from the nurseries or even order them online. They need to be sown in late spring season, after the threat of frost has been passed.

Take the containers or pots and fill them with well-drained potting mix by adding compost, manure or any other fertiliser before planting. Soil should be well drained and need to be free of rocks.



How to grow radish in a 6 inches deep round container.


2. Plant Radish in a pot

Radishes are best sown from the seeds. They don’t need to be started indoors and transplanted. When growing radish in a pot you may plant 5-6 seeds in one single pot.

Sow radish seeds ½ inch to 1 inch deep and about ¾ inch to 1 inch apart. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil, and water them gently. It needs well drained soil which are free from rocks.

Lightly water them in every 1 to 3 days, till the seeds are germinated. It takes around 7-10 days in germination. They start growing about 6-7 weeks after planting.



Radishes are best sown from the seeds. It takes around 7-10 days in germination. They start growing about 6-7 weeks after planting.


3. Caring of Radish

Radish need 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Water the plant regularly so that the soil do not drive out too quickly.

After 2 weeks the roots will come up you need to give the support to the radishes with soil from all the sides so that they grow straight and healthy.

As they grow in 6-7 weeks, put some fertiliser, composts or manures after every 2 weeks to the soil so that they remain healthy.


4. How to Harvest Radish

You can harvest Radish when they are matured, leaving rest of the crop to grow. Simply, pull the radish from the ground by twisting so that the radish doesn’t break.

After their mature stage, do not leave radishes in the ground for long, as their condition will deteriorate. Radishes take 4-5 weeks to get the first harvest after planting.



How to Plant, Grow and Harvest Radish in a Pot from seeds?


Storing and Preserving Radish

Radishes can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 week.


How to use Radishes in cuisines

I usually use both the roots and the foliage of radish in my cuisines and it taste amazing. The roots are can be eaten raw, pickled, stir fried, cooked in soups, shredded and dried for various dishes.


Health Benefits of Radishes

Radishes are low in calories and are packed with Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. It's a good source of antioxidants, potassium and other minerals. It can boost immunity and regulates blood pressure. It also have a high water content, and keep the body hydrated.


I hope you loved our tips on Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Radish and other useful information too. Do, let us know in the comment section below.


Happy Gardening!
Namaste!


5 comments:

  1. Yummy. I always forget about radishes when I'm menu planning. They are so delicious though..I need to eat them more often.

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  2. I wish we could grow radishes here, but it's way too hot in south Texas. I may have to see if we can grow them in the winter here, but the summers are so harsh they kill everything we try to grow.

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  3. That’s awesome to have a small garden and still take care of it. I’ve heard that we can plant and grow them in a pot indoors and I haven’t tried it yet.

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  4. Amazing to have a small garden. I always think of having my own garden but I feel that it might take more effort. Growing your own plants is not only fun but we can have organic stuff.

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