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.
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Learn how to make delicious pickled radishes (made with umeboshi paste).
40 thoughts on “How to Grow a Radish”
Red radishes, just piquant enough. Excellent Ruby Tuesday composition.
It has a perfectly round shape. I wouldn’t mind eating it but I suppose it has been eaten already!
One got eaten and one is still in my refrigerator… maybe I’ll eat it now, with some rice or some other grain.
Like magic! That looks delicious – maybe I’ll pick up some seeds myself 🙂
Go for it. Just make sure to dig your soil well before planting – radishes, like other root vegetables, like loose soil. And thin the seedlings, too. They only take about 35 days to grow – faster than most vegetables.
I adore radishes – about to go and add them to a salad shortly!
Looks like a very healthy radish!
That radish is stunning, the ruby lovely. Perhaps this has such beauty is that it has its leafy stem attached and not sliced as we often see them…
We await our ruby peppers and tomatoes later – of course they will be a RT post!
Looking forward to seeing ruby peppers and tomatoes, the summer vegetables and fruit. You can start radish seeds soon after the ground thaws in spring, so they are an early garden delight.
wow, that looks so yummy!! and beautiful!!
Perfect picture! Less is more. I am so hungry now for a radish.
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I like this photo, looks like came out from the magazine! Happy Monday!
I love radish, thanks for sharing this tips.
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Yes, I did, and I encourage others to do the same.
This image bought back memories of my dad. he used to grow hundreds of these and l didn’t like them then!Ha Great imagex lynda
happy ruby Tuesday!
Try cooking them lightly – they lose their bitterness and taste extra delicious, especially if you add a bit of umeboshi paste.
You have produced a perfect radish.
You are talking to an expert. Never sowed them, but eaten hundreds.
My mother used to have what we call a “Kitchen garden we we grew up in the fifties and sixties.
She would sow new radishes every fortnight during summer.
Last summer I bought some from one of my cousins. She has a farm and delivers radishes to restaurants and hotels. She told me she sowed new rows every week.
Good luck and happy, happy summer.
(And God bless Israel these days!)
Looks delicious, Leora. Thanks for sharing a healthy RT post. Like Ralph said, we await our tomatoes and peppers. And strawberries! We’ve had a few strawberries so far..so sweet.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday today.
Oh, we’ve got strawberries and strawberries and strawberries, too… can’t eat them fast enough. I guess I don’t get as excited by their production as by the radishes. They grow like weeds in my backyard, near the raspberries which also have a weed-like growth.
it looks delicious and the bokeh effect creates a lovely background. Happy Ruby Tuesday!
Looks yummy! And so simple to grow…
“simple” – sort of. I didn’t photograph the ones I planted quickly in unturned soil – those just look like little red sticks with big green stems and leaves and little white flowers. It’s an art, but one that can be mastered with some patience.
What a lovely photo, and a fantastic post about planting radishes!!
Love radishes. I especially love to smell them. Someone posted a recipe last week on how to serve them. The recipe called to boil them with different spices. I’m trying to remember where I saw the recipe because it just sounded so good. Well I guess I will have to keep on looking. Thanks for sharing Leora.
Radishes with spices sounds interesting! If you find the link, please add it to the comments of this post. Thanks.
I am not really crazy about radish but I want to plant some because hubby loves it. Thanks for the tips.
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Neat contribution to Ruby Tuesday!
the composition of your photo is so lovely Leora!
What a perfect shot, Leora! Simple but so effective! I’ve never gotten used to the bite of a radish in food… Should try them again! 🙂 Happy Ruby Tuesday!
I enjoyed reading your directions for growing a radish – especially the part about photographing it for the blog! 🙂
This post reminds me of my daughter’s recent science experiment:
So simple. Just perfect.
Your radish is so beautiful. Not been sampled by the critters that would be snacking in my garden.
We installed two solar molar pest controllers that seem to scare away critters with little beep noises.
WE both thought of radishes for Ruby Tues. Difference is I photographed someone else’s and you grew your own! Good going.
Very nicely shot, and very well grown as well. It’s a beauty.
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wow! i havent seen a red raddish, just now! nice shot 🙂
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Thanks for the comment. I was terrified writing about Israel. Ridiculous, I know.
No, it’s not ridiculous. I’ve seen some of the senseless comments people make on Facebook. Some people don’t care about facts. Scary world.