Radish is a vegetable that is grown in Europe, which has crops that can be small or large and with roots that can be round or long. The outer color of the roots can be red, pink, purple, white, green, black, and yellow or cream.
In today’s article you will learn a little about the adventure of planting radishes and best of all, know the possible pests and diseases.
At the time of sowing it is necessary to take some considerations, the tools and implements that are necessary so that we can work comfortably and effectively as well as the articles that take care of our safety are our faithful friends.
The correct selection of terrain and the season to do so is just as important. This could be thought of as the Golden rule when wanting to do something special and with our own effort. On the other hand, if we are the ones who are going to take advantage of the land, then most likely we will be adequately rewarded with fresh food with great nutritional contribution.
On this occasion we refer specifically to the planting of vegetables and greens, foods that although it may not seem like it they do not require so much care as requested by some fruit. But before mentioning how to grow this important vegetable (which in itself is relatively simple) it is necessary to know a little about it and understand the meaning of its consumption.
What is radish?
Radish is a very practical vegetable because grows very fast and it does it in small spaces, it is very rich in vitamin C and antioxidants and its origin (China) has allowed it to become popular all over the world.
This food is red in color and round in shape and its cultivation process is short since it only needs at most about 6 weeks for its harvest.
Athough it does not seems, this plant requires some care Before harvesting, the main care is to repel weeds and larvae.
Because this plant does not grow much it is very exposed to the threat of larvaeand is that a handful of larvae can devour the leaves of all radishes in a short time, clearly this negatively affects the plant development and that is why it is necessary to supervise the planting about twice a week in order to look for these little vermin.
Diseases and pests of radishes
On the other hand there are diseaseYes, these are those that can be caused by a soil that has not been fertilized or that does not conserve enough moisture, in these situations it is important monitor the color that the leaves take by its lower part since it is there where the state of the plant is manifested. A healthy plant will look like tender green leavesThis is important to us because as mentioned, this leaves an effect on the taste.
When your radish planting is ready for harvest then here comes the fun work, this vegetable does not grow much and its maximum size is such that two radishes fit in one hand, to know its size it is only necessary to stir a little the earth on its surface and when they are ready it is only necessary remove them by taking the branches or if the ground is somewhat dry, digging a bit.
How to plant radishes and benefit from them?
Sowing radishes should be done between late July and early August because it grows under a cool and humid climate. Regarding the shape, no further process is required, only small holes in the soil are enough to place the seeds (almost superficially) and cover, if necessary, a soil with the respective drainage and correct exposure to sunlight to allow the radish to grow healthy and its flavor is not altered, although if the soil is lacking in nutrients the end result is most likely that the radish flavor becomes spicy.