How To Grow Radish?- Suitable for Raised Garden Beds.

Olle is about to show you the knowledge.

growing season

Radish is a cool seasonal vegetable. You can start sowing in autumn or late summer, or in early spring. Generally, it grows best when the average temperature is between 10 and 18 degrees Celsius.

But you can't plant them in the hot summer. Although in the growing season, you can plant carrots again and again until the season ends. If the climate is much cooler, the plant will take longer to mature.

However, you can plant radish in the plant cold tolerance areas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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Potting mixture

Radish plants like clay loam to sandy loam. So far, sandy loam is considered the best choice for growing radish. However, you can use 50% normal garden soil+30% co compost+20% any organic compost to prepare a good potting mixture.

You can also add a handful of neem cake fertilizer to this mixture. Mix them well and your potting mixture is ready. You can now use this potting mixture to grow carrots.

Selection of pot

The depth of the container plays an important role in the planting of this rhizome vegetable. According to the variety you choose, choose a flowerpot with ideal depth to promote the growth of tuber roots. Please be sure to know the variety before purchasing seeds.

However, the diameter of the pot should be at least 8 inches, with 3 to 4 drain holes at the bottom. If you can choose earthen pot, that would be great. Although you can also grow carrots in plastic or cement pots. However, it would be great if you could plant them in an elevated garden bed.

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You can propagate radish through seed germination. Buy high-quality seeds from online stores or the nearest plant nursery. For seeding, fill the pot with the potting mixture and leave 2 to 3 inches of space at the top.

Make sure that the drain hole at the bottom remains open. To do this, you place small pebbles on the bottom and place the potting mixture on top of them. Seeding depth is 1/2 to 1 inch. Keep 2 to 4 inches between the two seeds.

After sowing, cover the seeds with a very thin layer of potting mixture, and then lightly smear the water. You can also use the queen bee to treat the seeds before sowing to obtain excellent germination rate. Place the pot in a sunny place and keep enough water.

Within 3 to 5 days, you will notice the growth of new seedlings. oh dear! You have easily crossed the first step of growing radish. Now let us know how to take care of your newly sprouted radish seedlings from the seeds.

Radish plant care

After the seeds germinate, you must understand the plant's sunlight, watering, fertilizer requirements, etc. This will help you maximize production. In addition, you also need pest management to take care of your radish plants.


According to home guides. sfgate Radish plants need at least five to six hours of bright direct sunlight every day. www. 68mn. However, they can also grow in the shade, but the leaf size will increase and the size of root vegetables will decrease.

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Therefore, sunlight plays an important role in growing healthy root tubers of radish. If you are planting green leaf parts, you can also put yours in semi shade.


Radish plants like moisture, but hate flooded soil. Therefore, please ensure that the soil is loose and the drain hole is not blocked. Use water whenever the top layer of the potting mixture appears dry. In winter, I prefer to water every two to three days.

However, drip irrigation is most suitable for growing radish.

Fertilization agent

You have to add almost zero to very little fertilizer to grow carrots. Yes, you are right. No extra fertilizer is needed to grow radish. Fertilizer is mainly helpful to the vegetative growth of plants. But for radish, we want root tuber growth.

Therefore, the addition of large amounts of fertilizer will promote the growth of plant leaf parts (such as leaves). This is why we only added 20% compost to the pot mixture at the beginning.

Diseases and insect pests

There are not many pests and diseases that can disturb your radish plant. Pests such as aphids and root maggots can sometimes interfere with your plant. You can dry the garden soil in the sun before adding it to the potting mixture. This will help prevent the growth of root maggots in the soil.

If you are faced with the problem of aphids attacking plants, please check this article to learn how to control aphids.

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So we are here to harvest our own radish in our garden. The harvest time may vary depending on the variety and growing season. Generally, small varieties can be harvested 3~4 weeks after planting.

However, large size varieties may take 6 to 7 weeks. However, if you plant them in spring, they mature in 20 to 30 days. But in winter, they take 50 to 60 days to mature.

When harvesting, loosen the soil around the plants and gently lift the plants with your hands. Now, your radish is ready! Enjoy fresh and healthy turnips from the garden.

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