How to grow radishes in a garden
- Find a sunny spot that receives at least 6 hours of sun a day.
- Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Sow seeds 6mm deep, cover, firm down and water well. Keep the soil moist so the seeds don’t dry out.
- While the seedlings are growing, choose a sunny spot in the garden and prepare the planting area well by loosening the soil and digging in Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. You can also sow direct into the prepared beds.
- Once seedlings have emerged, feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food. Allow seedlings to grow to about 3-4cm before transplanting.
- When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, thin out weak plants and ensure seedlings are well spaced (check label for specifications). Mulch with an organic mulch, such as sugar cane or pea straw and water in well.
- Feed weekly with Yates Thrive Vegie & Herb Liquid Plant Food.
- Harvest while roots are young and tender. Leaving them in the ground can spoil their taste.
- Make successive sowings every few weeks to extend the harvest window.