Radis Radish Rábano Rettich
Soil :Almost any soil with good drainage.
Position : Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
Frost tolerant : No.
Helps: Squash, eggplant, cucumber, lettuce, peas, beans, pole beans
Helped by: Chervil, lettuce, nasturtiums
Repels: flea beetles, cucumber beetles
Sow and Plant :Sow seeds directly in the bed or row, one-half inch deep and 1 inch apart. Thin to proper spacing when the seedlings are 1 week old.
Spacing : Single Plants: 3″ (10cm) each way; Rows: 3″ (10cm) with 7″ (20cm) row gap
Feeding : Not required.
Harvesting :Harvest round radishes when the roots are the size of a quarter. Young radishes have the best flavor, so pull them promptly.
Yield per 10ft of row: 10 bunches
Time to harvest: 30-60days
Troubleshooting :Flea beetles often make small holes in leaves, but do not merit control
Notes :Radishes can be used as a trap crop against flea beetles. Radishes grown with lettuce taste better.
Use radishes to mark divisions between sowings of salad greens or other spring vegetables.