Radish in 2 Varieties - SeedRaphanus sativus subsp. sativus 'Riesenbutter' + '18 Dagen'
2 varieties of radish offer!
This terrific special offer gets you two varieties of delicious radishes that are easy for alternation when sowing and growing on. Will give you a nice variety of radish almost all year round!Show more
- The 'Riesenbutter' radish is a pretty, round radish with a tender bite to it that will keep well for a long time after picking. A fast growing radish, super big and as smooth as butter! Sow in early spring and you can harvest them already, 4-6 weeks later. Or leave them growing just to see how big they can get!
- The '18 day' radish is a really nice, big, pointed oval shaped radish that can also be harvested early. Also perfect for bringing on in the cold frame or a windowsill propagator. The '18 day' radish has a spicy flavour and works well in salads. Suitable for summer and autumn planting.
Show moreRadish seeds require no prior treatment and the seeds are ready to use. Try and sow a new row of radishes every 2 or 3 weeks which will guarantee you a fresh supply of radishes for harvesting.
How to SowSow in the garden: March through August.
Sow under glass: January to March.
There are two ways to sow:
Directly in the garden, preferably in a sunny spot, from March right through August. Handiest is to sow a (half) row every 2 or 3 weeks and you will then be able to harvest for practically the whole season!
Loosen the soil with a fork to at least 30 cm deep. Make a straight shallow grove 1 cm deep and label each row you make. Mix the sand with dry sharp sand and sprinkle it along the row as thinly as possible between thumb and forefinger. Cover the seed with 0.5 cm of soil, press lightly down and sprinkle with water. Extra rows should be 20 cm apart.
Use the cold frame and some good and fine seed compost to sow under glass from mid-January. Mix the seed with fine, dry sand and sow evenly over the soil. Spread a light layer of soil over the seeds (max. 0.5 cm), press lightly down and sprinkle with water.
This seed will germinate in 6-14 days and after 2-3 weeks you can start thinning your seedlings out. You will lose those you prick out as radishes do not transplant well so, as you want them spaced at 2 cm, do sow very thinly in the first place.
Show moreDo NOT fertilise! DO water extra in periods of drought. Keep the bed free of weeds and your radishes will flourish.
HarvestingHarvest from April through September.
Always select the largest of your radishes when harvesting. This allows the smaller ones to continue growing.
Pick individual radishes by hand, or use a small trowel to loosen the soil around the plant and then remove the radishes. Radishes can be harvested early in the season.
Show moreRadishes are usually bright red on the outside with nice white on the inside. But colour can vary per variety from purple via pink to white and even yellow on the outside.
There are 2 types of radish - summer and winter (early and late). Summer radishes are the most popular variety.
How to useRadishes will keep for a week in the fridge if you leave the leaves on. They won't last quite so long if you remove the leaves.
Radish is delicious in salads or just eaten out of your hand. Rinse off and munch! Did you know that the radish leaf is also edible? It can be used in salads, or sandwiches. Try it added to soup for a lovely tasty flavour.
Oh, and your pet rabbit will thank you for both radish and leaf!