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Radish are always a fun addition to a garden. They are ready for harvest quickly, and they make an excellent snack or a nice splash of color to a salad. Radishes are known to have a bit of spice, but this can be roasted out of them for a medley of roasted fall produce.

 

Growing Tips:

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Soil Requirements: Nutrient rich, and well-draining soil. Soil should be well-worked and loose. Sow seeds and then thin the plants so that they are about 2 inches apart after they emerge so they are about 2 inches apart.

Water Requirements: Keep the plants well-watered. They need about 1 inch of water per week; water in the morning so leaves can dry before evening to prevent disease.

Harvesting: Takes about 22 days to mature. Typically ready to harvest after about 25 days. Move soil back a bit to see if a nice bulb has formed.

Storage: Separate the leaves from the bulb and store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. Can last several weeks this way.

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 18

Total Fat: 0.1 g

        Saturated Fat: 

        Trans Fat:

Cholesterol: 0 mg

Sodium: 45 mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.9 g

         Dietary Fiber: 1.5  g

         Sugar: 2.5

Protein: 0.8 g

Vitamin A: 8  IU

Vitamin C: 17 mg

Calcium: 29 mg

Iron: 0.4 mg