How to Grow a Radish

red radish from the garden
Red radish grown in my garden, May 2010

You need: 1 pack of radish seeds, some small plot of land or a pot of potting soil, water and tender loving care.

Prepare your soil. Dig it up a few times and mix in some organic matter such as compost or an organic mix-in available at a plant nursery or Home Depot. Either plant your seeds 3 inches apart or be sure to pull out seedlings that are too close together when they germinate. Put some compost on top of the germinated seedling about a week or two after germinating. Watch until a red ball appears in the ground, and then pull out your pretty red radish. Photograph the radish for Mary’s Ruby Tuesday meme.

For more photos with a little or a lot of red, visit:
Ruby Tuesday

Learn how to make delicious pickled radishes (made with umeboshi paste).

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