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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4. Harvest your radishes.

Your radishes will probably be ready to harvest in three to four weeks. It's best to eat them soon — they'll turn woody if you leave them too long. Keep in mind that radishes sown in the summer months will need more watering and care.

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5. Repeat sowing.

It's a good idea to sow radishes at intervals of about 10 days, so you get a continuous crop to harvest. In fact, it's best to sow only a few radishes at a time, since they don't keep and taste best as soon as they mature. If you find your radishes taste a bit too peppery, try peeling them before eating them — most of the strong taste is in the skin.

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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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