Radish Growing Guide

Radishes are easy to grow and fast to sow. Some varieties are ready in less than a month, so they’re perfect for anyone whose attention span may not last long enough for slower-to-mature vegetables.

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Harvest When Small
Photo: Caleb Chancey

Harvest When Small

By mid-March, our radishes seemed to be growing by the hour and were practically popping out of the ground.

Tip: Pick radishes when they’re still small—about golf ball–sized. When they get too big, they become slightly bitter and woody. Cool weather also helps keep them sweet and mild. Radishes harvested in summer heat will have a much sharper bite.

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