Garden Guide for Zone 8b
Radishes are a root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family, known for their crisp texture and spicy flavor. They are typically red on the outside with bright white flesh, but there are also varieties with pink, yellow, or black skin.
- Soil: Loamy, well-drained soil
- Water: Regular watering, keep soil moist but not waterlogged
- Light: Full sun to partial shade
- Sowing Method: Direct sow
- Growing Days: 30
Planting Instructions: Sow radish seeds directly in the garden 2-3 weeks before the last frost in spring. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart in rows 12 inches apart. Thin radishes to about 2-inch spacings. Radishes require well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Soil pH should be 6.0 to 7.0.
Harvest Instructions: Radishes are ready for harvest 20 to 30 days after sowing. Pull one or two radishes from the row to check size. Harvest radishes when they are less than 1 inch in diameter; radishes left in the ground longer will become woody.