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Growing radishes from seed is the most cost-effective way to achieve a tasty harvest and, given good conditions for germination, we are confident that you will be delighted with the results. To help you achieve success we have put together some hints and tips for growing!

Step 1

Sow Seeds

Radishes can be grown in any container over 10cm deep. Make sure it has drainage holes, fill with compost and water. Scatter your radish seeds thinly over the surface and cover with more compost.

Radishes can also be sown between slower growing crops like cabbages and cauliflowers. You can grow and harvest radishes before the other plants get too large – that’s two crops from one veg bed!

Step 2


Keep your plants somewhere sunny and make sure they are kept moist, or they can go woody or bolt (go to flower), which makes them tough.

Step 3


Pick your radishes as soon as they are large enough. Sow a new batch every few weeks and you can have a constant supply!

Top Tips

Did you know that turnips can be sown and grown the same was as radishes?

Stressed plants can bolt or go woody – keep them well watered in dry spells to keep them happy!

Enjoy the very young leaves of radishes in salads for a delicious peppery taste.

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