Our Colourful Mix is a premium blend of five-plus distinctly coloured radishes. The flesh is white and the roots can become relatively large without getting pithy. Look for white, rose pink, bubblegum pink, amethyst, mauve, scarlet and purple roots. The uniform roots are round and flavourful, with tops that are good for bunching. The flesh is crisp and has a mild and sweet flavour and can be used in salads, slaws, or pickling. Radishes will be spicier in hot weather and milder grown in cooler conditions. Get the most out of your radish bed with this blend of diverse colours for spring and fall growing. Provide some frost protection, and you may be able to grow for winter harvests. Once radishes begin to bolt in response to warm soil in early summer, they should be pulled and composted. The process cannot be reversed, and a bolting radish is no good for eating.
Good companion plants for radishes include beans, beets, cucumber, lettuce, mint, parsnip, peas, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Some experts believe that planting a few radishes around the mound of cucumber or squash plants and allowing them to grow and bloom, will prevent most pests that bother cucumber and squash. Avoid planting radishes near potatoes.
To store, remove tops of radishes and refrigerate in storage bags for about a week.
|Maturity||25 - 30 days|
|Height||4 - 6" (10 - 15 cm)|
|Spacing||12 - 18″ (30 - 45cm)|
|Soil||Organic and well draining|
|pH Range||6.0 to 6.8|
|Watering||Keep soil evenly moist|
|Fertilizing||Light compost/fertilizer can help foster growth|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen=low; Phosphorus=moderate; Potassium=moderate|
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