Radishes are a hardy, easy-to-grow root vegetable that can be planted multiple times in a growing season. Here’s how to plant and grow radishes in your garden!
Radish seeds can be planted in both the spring and the fall, but growing should be suspended in the height of summer, when temperatures are typically too hot.
- Plant in a sunny spot. If radishes are planted in too much shade—or even where neighboring vegetable plants shade them—they will put all their energy into producing larger leaves.
- radish plants are primarily grown for their roots. Though the soil needs to be rich in organic matter, it should not be compacted.
- For a spring planting, sow seeds 4–6 weeks before the average date of last frost.
- It’s best to plant radish seeds directly in the garden so as not to disturb their roots.
- Consistent, even moisture is key. Keep soil evenly moist but not waterlogged.