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Radish Mixed Coloured Easter Egg Organic

Original price was: £2.29.Current price is: £2.19.

A fantastic selection of pink, red, purple, and white globe type radish, all with white flesh ranging from mild to hot. Will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.

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Radish Mixed Coloured Easter Egg Organic

Radish Mixed Coloured Easter Egg Organic. The perfect way to a colourful Salad Bowl. A fantastic selection of pink, red, purple, and white globe type radish, all with white flesh ranging from mild to hot. Will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions. A must for every allotment and veg patch alike.

Cultivation Advice For Radish Mixed Coloured Easter Egg Organic

  • Radishes thrive in loose, well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter. Ensure the soil is free from rocks to allow the roots to develop well.
  • Choose a location that receives plenty of sunlight; however, they can also tolerate partial shade.
  • Sow seeds directly into the ground about half an inch deep and 1 inch apart. You can plant them in rows or in a scattered pattern for a natural look.
  • Ensure consistent moisture, especially during the germination period, to aid sprouting.
  • Radishes prefer consistent moisture. Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Aim to water them regularly, especially during dry spells.
  • Once the seedlings emerge and develop their first true leaves, thin them to give each radish enough space to grow. This prevents overcrowding and allows the radishes to develop properly.
  • Radishes generally don’t require heavy fertilization. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can incorporate organic compost or a balanced fertilizer before planting.
  • Keep an eye out for common pests like flea beetles and aphids. Neem oil or insecticidal soap can help control these pests if they become problematic.
  • Rotate crops yearly to prevent soil-borne diseases that might affect radishes.
  • Easter Egg radishes mature relatively quickly, usually within 25-30 days. Harvest them when they reach about 1 inch in diameter. They might lose some of their vibrant colors if left in the ground too long.
  • Gently pull them out of the soil. If they resist, use a trowel to loosen the soil around them.
  • Remove the tops (greens) to store them. The greens can be saved and used in salads or other dishes.
  • Radishes can be stored in the refrigerator for a few weeks. Store them in a perforated plastic bag to retain their moisture.
  • To enjoy a continuous harvest, sow seeds every 10-14 days until the weather gets too warm. Radishes prefer cooler temperatures.
  • Easter Egg radishes come in a variety of colors and have a mild, peppery flavor. Enjoy them fresh in salads, as a garnish, or pickled for a tangy snack!
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around your radishes to help retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce weed growth. This can be particularly helpful during warmer weather.
  • Radishes prefer cooler temperatures. If you live in a region with hot summers, consider planting radishes in early spring or late summer/early fall when temperatures are cooler. You can also provide shade during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Planting radishes alongside other vegetables can offer benefits. For instance, they can deter certain pests like cucumber beetles and rust flies when grown near cucumbers and beans.
  • Check your radishes regularly for any signs of disease or pests. Early detection can prevent potential issues from spreading and damaging your crop.
  • Radishes prefer a slightly acidic to neutral soil pH (around 6.0 to 7.0). Testing your soil and adjusting the pH if needed can help optimize growth.
  • If you plan to save seeds for future planting, allow a few radishes to bolt and produce flowers. The flowers will turn into seed pods. Allow the pods to dry on the plant, then collect and store the seeds in a cool, dry place for the next planting season.
  • Consider trying different varieties of Easter Egg radishes. Some might have slightly different flavors or colors, adding variety to your harvest.
  • Each garden environment is unique. Pay attention to how your radishes respond to specific conditions in your garden and make adjustments in subsequent plantings based on your observations.

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