by Linda C Butler
Radish have been described as “the closest thing to instant gratification in the garden patch” are they are ready for harvesting in just over three weeks. Radish should be planted in succession until the weather warms. When the temperature warms, radish will bolt to seed.
Radish can be planted in the same space as other, slower growing vegetables as the radishes will be harvested before the other crop matures.
Radish can be grown in soil that contains wood ashes in the compost as this helps to protect from maggots. Do not let the soil dry out, as this can make the radishes strong tasting.
This year I will try “Snappy” a new hybrid variety from Parks for containers (24 days) and Rivoli (30 days) a disease-resistant hybrid.
Winter radishes can be grown on the Pacific coast where there is an extended cool period without frost.