Ready to learn about growing radishes? They are one of the easiest things to plant and grow, and they mature faster than just about any other vegetable. This makes radishes a great way to get kids interested in gardening.
Radishes prefer cooler weather and thrive in temperatures of 55-80 degrees. Any cooler and the seeds won't germinate. Any warmer and the root becomes woody and pithy.
Radishes can easily be grown in a container or in the ground. They are commonly grown with carrots. In most conditions, radish seeds germinate in about 7 days and are ready for harvest in 25-65 days, depending on the variety.
Radishes grow best in rich, fertile soil that drains well. They grow best in full sun. Radishes are commonly served raw or pickled. Surprisingly, radishes can also be cooked, which tends to bring out their sweetness. The tops of the plants are also edible and make a great peppery addition to salad and soups.
Radishes are often carved into unique shapes and designs and used as a garnish. They come in a wide variety of colors including white, red, pink, purple and black. Some are round and others are oblong in shape. Most radishes are slightly spicy and provide a nice crunchy texture.
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