How to Grow Radishes

Did you know that radishes are related to cabbages and cauliflowers? Grown for thousands of years, these cheerful root vegetables are super quick to germinate.

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RadishesEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Radishes grow in sunny or partly shaded places. Keep the soil moist. The roots are ready to harvest a month after planting. Eaten whole or chopped up in salads, radishes have a crunchy texture and a delightfully peppery taste — and they're packed with vitamins! This project takes four weeks to complete.

Materials Needed:

  • radish seeds
  • potting soil
  • garden planter

1. Plant radish seeds.

Make sure there are no large lumps in your soil, and plant the seeds about 1 in (3 cm) apart and about 1/2 in (1 cm) deep.

Radish SeedsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

2. Tend to radishes.

In about two weeks your radishes will begin to germinate. Keep an eye on them, since you may have to thin them out. Make sure the soil is well watered, especially in dry weather.

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3. Check for progress.

You'll be surprised how quickly your radishes develop. If conditions are just right, they can be fully grown in about 18 days.

Radishes Develop in Short OrderEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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