Grow the rose pink variety of Radish in your kitchen gardens! You ask why? Well, the pink radish is not only a beautiful vegetable to embellish your salads and sauteed vegetables with, it is also a vegetable with numerous health benefits. The pink radish can be commonly found in India, China, Americas and some parts of Europe, in fact the pink radish is sometimes called the Chinese or the Oriental Radish. The Pink Radish is equally healthy as its white counter parts are and comes in stubby round shapes. Radish is a great staple thanks to the multiple nutrients that the vegetable contains. Radishes are a rich source of Riboflavin, potassium, magnesium, copper, folate, and fiber. It's commonly prescribed to people who are suffering from toxicity in the liver or stomach in general. Radishes can be cooked, steamed, eaten raw or added to salads. The tap root can also be cooked in a curry for a uniquely delicious dish. Radish juice which is pungent is recommended for a thorough cleanse. So what are you waiting for? Add this crispy/ peppery vegetable to your diets and your gardens!
All That Grows Radish pink seeds are traditionally grown and are non-hybrid. For a bountiful yield ensure you sow the seeds between June to November.
Growing guide for Radish Pink Seeds
Plan a fall planting. Plant 4-6 weeks into fall before the start of the winter.
Directly sow seeds ½ to an inch deep and one inch apart in rows that are 12 inches apart.
Thin to about 2-inch spacings. Avoid crowding of plants together.
Radishes when planted in too much shade—or even where neighbouring vegetable plants shade them—they invest all their energy into producing bigger leaves.
Practise 3 year crop rotation.
Radish seeds should be planted in moist soil during mid-autumn. Infrequent watering gives radishes a woody texture and a hot taste.
The pests that attack radish can cause the roots to fail to form, tiny shot-holes in leaves of seedlings, leaves to turn dull yellow, curl, stunted - making them brittle and deformed. Common type of pests that affect this crop are Cabbage Root Maggot and Clubroot.
Radishes prefer well-drained, loose soil, high in organic matter, free from stones, with pH 5.8 to 6.8.
The crop yields best produce in full sun.
Ideal temperature for germination would be 12 to 29 degree C [55 F to 85 F].
how to harvest
Radishes are quick to harvest, as rapidly as three weeks after planting.
Do not leave them in the ground for long after they have reached maturity, their condition will deteriorate.
Trim the tops off short, wash the radishes and dry them thoroughly.
Store in refrigerator in plastic bags. Radish greens can be stored separately for up to three days.