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Growing Radishes

We had a yummy salad last night, made with lettuce, swiss chard, and radish from our square foot garden.  I can’t believe I’m actually succeeding at growing food!  My girls little fingers planted the radish seeds and it was their little hands that pulled the radishes from the soil last night, so they were pretty excited to eat them. I’ve never been able to get them to eat radishes, but their curiosity got the best of them and they gobbled them up! (as long as they were drenched in dressing:))

Radishes are not at all hard to grow.  They like cooler temperatures (below 75 degrees), so they were one of the first vegetables we planted.  They can be started 4-6 weeks before the last frost date.  Plant the seeds 1/2 inch deep, 2-3 inches apart (I fit 16 in a square foot of my garden.)  They germinate quickly, (3-10 days), and mature quickly (20-40 days.)  They can be grown in containers due to their shallow root systems.  They are super easy, and a great way to start out our gardening season!
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