Growing Guide

Radish (French Breakfast)

Raphanus sativus

A fast cropping variety, producing cylindrical red radishes, tipped with white. The roots are crisp and have a mild flavour, perfect for adding to summer salads. Radishes grow well in most soils, but prefer rich, moist free draining soils.

Sow seeds very thinly 1cm (0.5in) deep in drills 15cm (6in) apart. Thin out the seedlings to 20mm (3/4 in) as necessary, Ready to harvest from 21 days from sowing.

Top Tip:
Sow little and regularly for continuous succulent roots throughout the summer.

Culinary note:
Green seed pods are edible and delicious stir fried. So let a few go to seed instead of harvesting the root, and of course save some seed for next year too!

Companion planting: Try growing radishes with mint to deter flea beetles, which chew irregular holes in the leaves.

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