An old favourite. Easy and fast growing, crisp round radishes with good flavour, ideal for poorer soils. An excellent source of vitamin C.
They make an excellent 'marker' crop between rows of slower growing veg.
Outdoors, sow thinly, February-September, where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained, fertile soil, which has already been watered. Allow 23cm (9") between rows. Early sowings may benefit from cloche protection. Seedlings usually appear in 7-10 days. Water well until plants are established. Thin only if plants are overcrowded. Harvest: April-October.
Regular watering ensures fast growth and prevents roots going 'woody.' Radishes are best sown 'little and often.'
Regular sowings, made every two to three weeks, will ensure a continuous supply.