Radishes are one of the easiest things to grow in the garden or in a pot (not having a garden is no excuse for not growing your own herbs and vegetables). Radishes are great to plant if you are new to gardening as they are fool proof and they grow really quickly – thus if you are a little impatient like me these vegetables are perfect. Radish seeds are also nice and big so you can handle them easily and see them – thus putting them in the ground is easy.
Radishes need …
* Well drained soil.
How to plant radishes…
* Use a wooden chopstick and insert the stick into the soil – 2,5cm deep.
* Remove the chopstick and in the hole that the chopstick has created drop a seed into the hole
* Cover the hole with a little soil
* Water gently
Radishes grow really quickly. You will see the little green sprouts come up through the soil in a matter of days. If you are unsure when the right time is take your finger and unearth some of the soil around the base of the green leaves, this will indicate the size of the radish. Radishes cannot be pulled out and replanted so you need to make sure that they are the size you want. Radishes are best eaten when they are about the size of a golf ball.
How to eat radishes…
* Radish has a crunchy peppery texture which goes well in a salad sliced into thin discs
* Roasted radishes
* Radish Pickle