A comprehensive guide to growing radishes, from planting to harvesting. Included are tips on sun requirements, feeding, and pests and troubleshooting notes.

Soil

What soil is good for Radish?

 Will do well in most well draining soils with plenty of compost mixed in.

Position

How much sun does Radish need?

Full to part sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Radish frost tolerant?

Yes

Spacing

How much space does Radish need?

Roughly 10cm apart

Planting

When should I plant Radish?

Radish are cool season crops that are usually planted from autumn through to spring, growing best in temperatures between 10- 20°C (50-68°F).

Feeding

What do I feed Radish?

Add some organic fertiliser into the soil before planting. Shouldn’t need further fertilisng after that. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Radish?

You should see the Radish bulbs come to the surface of the soil when they are close to, or ready for harvest. Harvest at your preferred size. The Radish leaves are also edible. 

Pests

What pests does Radish get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Flea Beetle, Root Maggots, Wireworms, Cabbage Moth, Caterpillar, White Fly, Cabbage White Butterfly, Cabbage Looper

Diseases

What diseases does Radish get?

 Blight, Club Root, Downy Mildew, White Rust, Fusarium Wilt, Wirestem, Black Root, Scab 

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Radish?

Radish is a fast growing crop, sow seeds every 2-4 weeks for a continuous harvest. 

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