French Breakfast is one of the most famous varieties but despite its name, I have yet to see it eaten first thing in the morning in France! This variety produces long roots of red with a white tip.
The thought of sowing radish seeds brings back childhood memories for countless gardeners who were given the vegetable to grow as an introduction to gardening, because of its ease to grow. Nowadays there is a vast range of radish and they taste beautiful when sliced in salads or taken whole on a picnic as a snack.
WHEN TO SOW
March to September
Where to Sow
Sow thinly in shallow drills 1.5cm (1/2in) deep with 15-30cm (6-12in) between the rows. During hot weather water the base of the seed drills first before sowing seeds and covering with dry soil.
What to do next
Radish plants do not require transplanting and if sown carefully , thinning is not necessary. Sow a few seeds in any spare areas for a quick crop.
4 weeks from sowing
Sow small patches every few weeks, harvest when no bigger than your thumb. Water regularly during dry periods.
Rich in vitamin C and potassium. Contains beneficial sulphur compounds.