March 22, 2011


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  • Radish - "The radish is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe, in pre-Roman times." - Wikipedia
  • March 22, 2011
Now here's a vegetable that's easy to grow! There are a few things to pay attention to. Make sure that the soil in which they grow never dries out. Don't use fresh manure or your little turnips will be eaten by any of those crawling devouring little creeps that hide in the soil and that you'll only discover after they bored holes through your radishes.
I always grow radishes in a greenhouse. This is mainly because once or twice a day i go there to water the plants, so that assures me that i won't forget the radishes. They need water each day or else the roots will get dry and too hot to eat.
Here's how i do it. I have a board of 15 x 20 cm with bumps on it less than 1 inch apart. I push it into the soil and it makes a pattern of holes. I put one radish seed in each of them and cover that with soil or lava gravel.
You can grow these radishes in a small back garden and when you let your kids do the sowing and watering, they'll love it and the radishes will taste even better.

Here you see the little holes made by the board with bumps about 2 cm apart. One radish seed in each hole. I cover them with lava gravel or fine soil.


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