Radish Heirloom Mix
One of our most popular mixes, this exclusive collection of colours and flavours makes for a spicy salad and allows you to grow a combination of flavours in a small space. Radishes boast a diverse history spanning civilizations and climates. Originating in Southeast Asia over 2,000 years ago, they traveled across continents, adapting to varied environments and tastes. Ancient Egyptians revered radishes, while Greeks and Romans cultivated them for both food and medicinal purposes. Over time, different varieties emerged, from the iconic round red radishes to elongated daikon types. Today, the radish family showcases a spectrum of shapes, colours, and flavours, some of which are represented in this unique, easy to sow mix.
Radishes are closely related to cabbages, so their requirements are much the same. It is essential to sow radishes thinly, about one seed every 5cm, any closer and they may fail to develop an adequate root for harvesting. The young leaves can be used in salads. Grow radishes with plenty of water and nutrients, as hot, dry weather causes hot, pithy roots. Sow with carrots to maximise space in your garden as radishes will be harvested before your carrots develop their true form. Members of the Brassica family, protect from cabbage moth and caterpillars. Sow new seed every 3-4 weeks to maintain a continual harvest.