Sowing season: Mid March – September
Ready to harvest: 4-6 weeks
Radish is perfect as part of a summery salad or as a garnish on your stirfry. Radish has a very long season, from mid-March to October, and is ready to harvest 4 weeks after sowing. Thus making radish an essential vegetable in your garden or window box
How to grow radishs in Ireland.
Radish is either grown indoors or outdoors. It’s not advised to start indoors and transplant out as the plant does not respond well to this. Start radish, where you want to harvest it.
Fill a pot with compost, and in the centre of the pot make an impression 2cm deep. Drop one seed into the impression and lightly cover. Space 8cm between each seed, using this spacing you shouldn’t need to thin.
With your trowel prepare drills 2cm deep, with 10cm between rows. Place one seed every 5cm, cover with soil, and generously water.
In 4-6 weeks the radish is ready for harvest. The radish will pop up out of the soil, when the radish is 3cm across, it’s ready to pull. Grab the leaves from the base and pull them straight out of the soil.
To have a continuous supply plant new seeds every few weeks. You can plant upto September and harvest in October.