Tuesday, 17 November 2020

In My Seed Box For 2021 - Radish

With the leg injury in 2019 it was the first year that I had not grown radish. The plan is to eat more salad next year in an effort or reduce my weight and assist my diabetes. And I did begrudge buying radish from the shops in 2019 and due to Shielding the wife in 2020

I see these as not really needing a bed of their own but as squatters/ row markers at the end of other vegetables like Parsnips that take a time to germinate and show where they have been planted. Now that I'm having 3 square foot gardening beds there feature surrounding the solitary items at the back that are vertical growers see posting here re square foot garden beds layouts.   

Review Of Seed Stocks in Zippy Bags

Bright and Spicy Mix – 400 Seeds - £1.99 – Unwins – Best Before 09/2019
Cherry Belle              – 300 Seeds -      99p – Wilko  – Best Before 09/2016
Scarlet Globe          – 1000 Seeds - £1,99 - Thompson & Morgan Sow By 12/2019

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets

Breakfast Mix          –   300 Seeds -           - Marshalls - Sow By 09/2021   
Eiszapfen                                                   - Lidl – Sow By 12/2016
Flamboyant 3          –   400 Seeds - £1.99 - Thompson & Morgan - Sow By 12/2019
French Breakfast 3 – 1000 Seeds - £1.89 - Unwins - Sow By 07/2020
French Breakfast 3 – 1000 Seeds - £1.35 - Mr Fothergill - Sow By 07/2017
French Breakfast 2 –   100 Seeds -    20p - Carters Pound Stretcher - Sow By 07/2020        
Icicle                       –   300 Seeds -    40p – Wilko - Sow By 2015
Scarlet Globe          – 1000 Seeds - £1,99 - Thompson & Morgan Sow By 12/2019
Sparkler 3               – 1000 Seeds – GYO Mag - Mr Fothergill - Sow By 2020

Alphabetical Listing

                                            Sowing            Harvest
Breakfast Mix                     Jan – Oct         Mar - Nov 
Bright and Spicy Mix          Mar – Sept       April -  Oct
Cherry Belle                       Mar – July        May - Oct
Eiszapfen                           Mar – Sept       April -  Oct
Flamboyant 3                     May – July         July – Sept
French Breakfast 3            Mar – Sept       April -  Oct - Unwins
French Breakfast 3            Feb – Sept       April – Oct - Mr Fothergill
Icicle (Long White)             Feb – Sept       April – Oct
Scarlet Globe                     May – July         July – Sept
Sparkler 3                          Feb – Sept        April – Oct

Debatable if to discard the Cherry Belle or not but I'm going to sow and see what the Germination rate is out of interest

Typical Notes about Radish 
   
Suitable for indoor and outdoor growing
Sow at 4 Week intervals
Prefers a moist well drained soil in full sun

Sowing Instructions

Sow thinly, 10mm (1/2” deep) deep in drills 300mm (12inch) apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water the ground regularly especially during dry periods.

Growing Instructions

When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 25mm or 1 inch apart. Keep plants cool and moist to prevent running to seed.


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