Thursday, 2 December 2021

In My Seed Box For 2022 - Radish

 

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

New variety For 2022 - Felicia - Dobies - 43 83 64 -  300 Seeds - £ 1.99 or 900 Seeds - £3.00

A fantastic new colour in French Breakfast types…PURPLE!

Long, slender roots which graduate to white at the tip, perfect to grow their red cousins. Crisp fleshed with a good, peppery flavour, easier to slice than round varieties. 

Can be used for snacking or garnish; even added to stir fry. 

Sow       March - Sept 
Harvest  April - Oct.


With good storage conditions Radish seeds can last between 5 - 8 years 

Review Of Seed Stocks in Packets 

Breakfast Mix          –   300 Seeds -           - Marshalls - Sow By 09/2021   
Eiszapfen                                                 
 - Lidl – Sow By 12/2016
Felicia                     –   300 Seeds - £1.00 - Dobies - Packed year ending 2022                
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 3 –   450 Seeds - £1.55 - Suttons - Sow By 07/2024 Packed year ending 2021
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
Radish Mixed - 475 Seeds -    £1.99 - Organic Gardening Seeds - Packed year Ending 2021


Alphabetical Listing of varieties previously grown 

                                            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
Felicia                                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

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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