Prepare the Soil for Your Radishes
Start Radishes from Seed
Give them Space to Grow
The Good Part: Harvesting Your Radishes
Want to see fast results in your garden? Plant radishes. These tasty cool-season veggies are the fastest crop in the garden, often ready for harvest a month after planting.
For a better crop, grow radishes in soil that is loose, moist, and rich with nutrients. A good idea is to mix in Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil for Flowers & Vegetables with your native soil. It provides organic matter and feeds your plants for 3 months.
In the North, sow radish seed directly in the garden 3-4 weeks before the last spring frost or 6 weeks before the first fall frost. In the South, plant seeds in early autumn. You can spread out your harvest and enjoy the radishes at their peak by sowing small amounts of seed every few weeks.
When radish seedlings reach an inch tall, thin them to 2 inches apart. Remove any weeds growing around them and keep the soil moist.
Keep an eye on your radish plants, because they will mature quickly. Radishes will crack if left in the ground too long, so pull them as soon as they are a usable size. Just trim off the tops and roots, scrub off the dirt under running water, and your radishes are ready to eat.
You don't need to cook radishes. Just slice them to put in salads or serve them whole with a dip or a little salt. To keep them crisp, you can store radishes in the refrigerator for up to a month.