Friday, 3 November 2017

In My Seed Box - Radish

During the summer I do like a radish, and I have grown them along lines of parsnips in the past and around the edges of beds. I need to ensure that these are grown in 2018 as I just didn't get around to growing any in 2017and actually bought them from the supermarket! What was I thinking?

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets 2016

Cherry Belle              - 300 Seeds -    90p  - Wilko - Sow By 12/2016

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets 

Icicle (long White)    - 300 Seeds -    40p  - Wilko - Sow By 12/2015

Eiszapfen                 - 400 Seeds -    34p -  Lidl - Sow By 12/2017
French Breakfast 3 - 1000 Seeds - £1.89 - Unwins- Sow By 07/2017
French Breakfast 3 - Seed Tape  - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2017 (210 Seeds)

French Breakfast 3 - Seed Tape  - £2.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2018 (267 Seeds)

Bright & Spicy Mix   -  400 Seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 9/2019
Flamboyant 3          -  400 Seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2019
Scarlet Globe          -1000 Seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2019

Sparkler 3                -1000 Seeds - Magazine - Mr Fothergill's- Sow By 12/2020

Interesting that there is a £1 difference in the Thompson & Morgan seed tapes between 2017 & 2018 for 57 extra seeds, only other difference I can see that the 2018 has black back with a weed suppressing technology! I can see an experiment taking place of the two types of tape side by side and see if there is any real difference coming in March 2018

Alphabetical Listing

                                       Sowing            Harvest

Action F1                      Mar - Oct           Jun - Dec     
Bright & Spicy Mix        Mar - Sep          Apr - Oct
Cherry Belle                 Feb - Sep          Apr - Oct
Eiszapfen                     Mar - Sep          May - Oct
Flamboyant 3                May - July          Jul - Sep     
French Breakfast 3       Mar - Sep          Apr - Oct
Icicle                             Feb - Sep          Apr - Oct
Scarlet Globe                Mar - Jul            Jul - Sep  
Sparkler 3                     Feb - Sep          Apr - Oct

Germination  4 - 15 days  

Radishes come in many shapes and sizes—from small classically red round radishes with leafy green tops to the gnarled brown root of horseradish, from the increasingly available watermelon radish (green on the outside, bright pink inside), to black Spanish radishes, and fairly common large and mellow-flavored, cream-colored daikon radishes

Radish germinate and crop quickly, so the rule is to sow short rows every few weeks! Growing Radishes is very easy but you will need to grow them fast and harvest them fast. Radishes are best grown as a catch crop for slower growing plants such as potatoes or parsnips.

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