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Radish (Raphanus sativus)

The radish is an annual vegetable from the cruciferae family

radish

ROTATION

It is grown in the root vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Depending on the variety the seeds are sown during a waning crescent moon in spring or the following autumn.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

It likes being near carrots, turnips and potatoes. It doesn't like being grown near to garlic, shallots and onions.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

If they grow quickly they have few problems,otherwise the same as for the turnip.

ADVICE

Sow the radish mixed with carrots.
Renew planting the seeds often to provide plants for a long time.
Be careful not to let them grow too big or they become 'woody'.