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French Breakfast Radish Seeds - Organic

French Breakfast-spring radish seeds.

Radishes prefer a cool, moist, loose and fertile soil. If planted in heavy soils, the roots are apt to be misshapen and have a number of fibrous lateral roots. Compost or well-rotted manure may be used in large amounts in growing early radishes. The spring types will mature in 20-30 days.

Succession planting can be made in a week apart during April and May, beginning as soon as the ground can be worked.

For fall crops succession planting can be made during August and September.

Sow the seeds in rows 12 to 18 inches apart and cover it ½ inch deep. Thin the plants to about one to two inches apart in the row.

Radishes grow so quickly they do not need much care and cultivation is almost unnecessary.

Radishes are sometimes planted as a trap crop to attract root maggots away from onions. Maggot-infested radishes are then removed and discarded.

References: The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.

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