Good enough to eat

Middleton Guardian - - LEISURE -

Radishes THESE fiery, colour­ful ad­di­tions to sum­mer sal­ads are among the eas­i­est veg to grow and ma­ture very quickly, but for a pro­longed sup­ply use Mixed Radish seed, which in­cludes va­ri­eties that ma­ture at dif­fer­ent rates.

Sow them as catch crops or in any odd patch, dig­ging com­post into the soil and rak­ing to a fine tilth be­fore sow­ing thinly in trenches about 1cm deep. You shouldn’t need to thin sum­mer va­ri­eties un­less they are very over­crowded.

Quick and un­in­ter­rupted growth is es­sen­tial for good re­sults, so hoe be­tween emerg­ing plants and wa­ter when the weather is dry.

Har­vest sum­mer va­ri­eties when they are about 2.5cm across be­cause if you leave them too long they’ll be­come woody.

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