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Grow & Care - Radish





Fast Facts




Light Requirements Prefers full sun but will tolerate some shade.
Temperature Adaptations Hardy - plant as soon as soil can be worked in the spring.
Acidity (pH) Tolerance 6.8 to 5.5 pH
Salinity (Ec) Tolerance 1.2
How Pollinated Insects
Growth Habits Annual


Additional Information



Fertilizer Requirements

Apply 1 pound of all-purpose fertilizer (20-20-20) per 100 feet of row. A second application of liquid fertilizers two weeks after planting encourages quick growth.

Water Utilization

The secret to good radishes is plenty of even moisture. Supply sufficient water to plants without creating waterlogged soil. If allowed to dry out, radishes taste hot.

Plant Development and Care

The secret to good radishes is plenty of even moisture. They are a good starter crop for gardens and because they mature in 3 to 4 weeks, they are fun for children to raise. Plant in cool weather to avoid hot radishes and replant small crops every 2 to 3 weeks. Thin shortly after they emerge because they mature so quickly.

Germination Time (Days)

29 days at 41 F
11 days at 50 F
6 days at 59 F
4 days at 68 F
4 days at 77 F or higher

Seed Germination and Temperature Range

60F

Common Fertilizer Deficiencies





Radish

Tips

These are cool season crops and develop a strong flavor in hot weather.

 

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