The Radish

Raphanus sativus

Cultivation

We sow directly on a permanent and shaded place. It is not demanding.

Distances

Among the rows at least 30 cm, the planets line up tightly together, after which we gradually thin out. We can plant it among the other plants, especially near the carrot, because the earth harrows them.

Position

With sunny skies.

Quantity

About 20 plants per person.

Date of sowing

February-April, then June-mid-September. It sprouts from 7 to 10 days.

Composting

We do not fertilize.

Watering

In times of drought, we irrigate once a week up to a depth of 20 cm.

Good neighbors

carrot, zucchini, melons, tomato, beetroot, spinach, chard, parsley, beans, peas, watercress, marigold

Bad neighbors

crucifers, cucumbers, onion

Diseases and pests

Especially the altitude, when the plants are small. He drives the tomato out of it, so we can plant it in the middle of the tomato, or we can use tomato mulch. We plant it in the middle of the tomato or the high beans against the cabbage fly, or we water the plants with water in which we have soaked the tobacco. The garlic juice strengthens the plants.

Collection

From sowing to harvest, 90-100 days pass. We eradicate gradually, but not too late because it does not lignify. We keep in wet sand, can resist until summer.

Supply

We use the leaves (juice) and the root. Contains many antioxidants, but also numerous vitamins and minerals.

Important

If we sow it in early spring, we cover it with a veil so that it does not flower. We can show it all year round, but in summer, it is stronger, and the sprouts attack it often.

Special features

  • It is a smaller and faster variant of horseradish. We know many varieties that stand out for their color, size, and shape.

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