Radishes are great crops for growing in fall gardening. They are very easy and fast to grow. They can tolerate the heat of the summer and the cold of the fall and spring. It takes 3 weeks from planting to get mature; you can enjoy the fresh and crisp radishes in less than a month.
Radishes come in a wide range of varieties like cylindrical salad radish, large oriental radish and rat-tail radish. Choose the best variety for yourself!
In your fall gardening, plant radish seeds half inch deep and 1 inch apart in raised beds. Before planting make sure you loosen the soil 6 to 10 inches deep of your raised beds adding good compost on it. You can even grow radish in a containers. Choose a container of 12 inch diameter plant pot with an excellent drainage system. Fill the container with gravel, small rocks and with growing medium and make them moist. For planting radish get 12 inch diameter pot. Select right hydroponic source for growing radish hydroponically.
After planting the seeds, mist the soil using spray bottle to dampen the soil. Make sure you only dampen it and do not saturate it. Seeds will germinate after 3 to 7 days. Once the plant sets out true leaves, thin them with the healthy one. If you are growing in containers, then place them in a sunny area where they get plenty of light. Use grow lights for radish if you are not able to provide them enough sunlight. Water them daily… but don’t over water them!
Radishes do not require more fertilizers, so use only organic nutrients which provide full balance nutrients and acts as a great food source for your plants. Wait for 4 to 6 weeks to harvest your radish. If you prefer a sweeter radish then harvest them when they are small and young. Mature radish can taste more peppery.